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Garden Route is now a biosphere reserve, says Unesco

The Garden Route in South Africa has been added, along with other areas around the world, to Unesco's list of biosphere reserves.Priya PitamberSouth Africa's...
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Public-private partnerships in national parks to boost tourism

Six million people visited our 19 national parks last year. This presented a huge opportunity for private investors, delegates were told at the inaugural...
South Africa prepares for CITES CoP17

South Africa prepares for CITES CoP17

It's all systems go as South Africa signs the host country agreement for the CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference to be held in Johannesburg this year. The logo for the conference, featuring a white rhino, has also been unveiled. The conference will focus on the illegal trade in endangered species.

Tapping into South Africa’s ocean economy

There is much more to South Africa's oceans than just a holiday attraction. They have the potential to create 70 000 jobs and add more than R30-billion to our economy over the next four years, writes Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.

South Africa takes the green road

South Africa takes the green road

South Africa is taking bold steps to fight climate change, from investing heavily in the green economy to promoting renewable energy resources and green building practices. Its focus is heavily underlined by its development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation, which has a key focus on the sector.
'Green' internships for SA youth

‘Green’ internships for SA youth

South Africa has launched a R300-million training, mentoring and workplace-based learning project aimed at building a pool of young, capable professionals for the country's biodiversity and natural resource management sector.

SA’s drinking water is top class

Visitors to South Africa, and its residents can rest assured that the drinking water is of the highest quality, and the country remains among a few in the world where water can safely be consumed from the tap.
SA’s biggest desalination plant opens

Eastern Cape to get first botanical garden

The Eastern Cape province is set to get its first national botanical garden. It will be situated at the Kwelera Nature Reserve, part of the greater East London Coastal Nature Reserve.
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Molewa hails 'precedent setting' COP 17

Molewa hails ‘precedent setting’ COP 17

The outcome of the Durban climate summit is a historic achievement that will go a long way towards furthering the global climate agenda, says the head of the South Africa's COP 17 delegation, Edna Molewa.
Africa in the new world order

African agenda set at COP 17

South Africa acknowledged its role as a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions on the continent, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said as the African agenda was set at COP 17 in Durban on Monday.

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