The South African Eco Film Festival is taking place at four venues this year, in three cities and a retreat. Catch some of the finest thought-provoking short and feature-length documentaries, 12 of which have never been seen in South Africa before. All carry an environmental message.
In 2030, rural communities are thriving and prosperous, cities are compact and energy efficient, the public know the dangers of climate change and unconstrained consumption of natural resources is no more. Our priorities, instead, are on the protection and rehabilitation of South Africa's natural assets.
Africa's unprecedented economic growth, projected at 5% for the foreseeable future, is taking place in a very different environmental context to the 19th and 20th century growth spurts of Europe, the Americas, Japan and China. So to anyone interested in sustainable development, Africa’s next steps are fascinating.
A childhood in the impoverished and degraded landscape of the rural Eastern Cape has given Ashanti Mbanga, Miss Earth South Africa, a passion for working to protect and repair the environment for the benefit of ordinary people. She’ll be taking that passion to the Philippines in December, where she will join 115 other young women for the international leg of the competition.
Brand South Africa headed to the Free State on 17 November 2011 to urge all residents of the province to build the nation’s reputation and position it for global competitiveness.
A group of students recently combined adventure with environmental activism by hiking, cycling and kayaking the route of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, stopping along the way to educate rural schools about water conservation.
• New solutions for water conservation