Cape Town – Despite a shocking increase in poaching of rhinos in SA, the head of The South African National Parks (SANParks) said that the population is in no danger of extinction – for now.
In a statement on Thursday, SANParks said rhino poaching continues to escalate at “an unprecedented rate” since the beginning of [...]
Cape Town – The government hopes to have cleaner fuels made available to the public as soon as 2013, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday.
Briefing the media at parliament on the Clean Fuels Two (CF2) draft fuel specifications and standards, she said full introduction was expected by 2017.
CF2 is the equivalent of the current [...]
Cape Town – As World Water Day approaches, the department of water affairs and host city Cape Town are determined to change perceptions about water as a scarce resource.
This year the theme of Water Day on March 22 will focus on how urbanisation puts pressure on water and sanitation services. In SA, though, the problem [...]
Cape Town – Capetonians should brace themselves for another heatwave coupled with strong south-easterly winds that pose a serious fire risk, the city council warned on Monday.
It said the weather services had forecast soaring temperatures for the rest of the week after the mercury was expected to hit 37°C on Monday.
The City’s Disaster Risk Management [...]
Cape Town – Government has set aside R800m for immediate relief to assist communities affected by the recent floods in the north of the country, President Jacob Zuma announced on Thursday.
In his State of the Nation address to parliament, he said that as the country prepared for the upcoming local government elections, the country had [...]
Cape Town – The massive floods that have swept across parts of the country have raised the risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa warned on Wednesday.
The flooding had “created conditions that are conducive to the possibility of water-borne diseases like cholera”, as well as animal diseases such as Rift [...]
Cape Town – An 11-month-old child is in an isolation unit in East London’s Cecilia Makiwane Hospital after being diagnosed with cholera, the Eastern Cape health department said on Monday.
Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the child came from Kwampundu village in the Newlands area, north-east of East London, where it was cared for by a grandmother.
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Cape Town – South Africans can look forward to a wet summer this year, as there is apparently almost no chance of an El Niño phenomenon developing.
This is according to data compiled by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has developed a forecasting technique that is able to estimate [...]
Did you know that there are 1.8 billion people that use the internet, yet there are still 1 billion that do not have an adequate supply of fresh water?
Or that by the year 2030 we will need two earths to keep up with our natural resource consumption?
The statistics are shocking. As a species, we are [...]