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Champion Tree proclaimed in Johannesburg

A tree that Nelson Mandela planted with his wife, Graça Machel, in 2008, in Soweto has been declared a Champion Tree by Johannesburg City...

Tree helps to grow well-rounded adults

TREE thumbEarly childhood development is critical for proper cognitive growth and later schooling years. An organisation in KwaZulu-Natal has 30 years' experience in bringing much-needed ECD to underprivileged communities.

Joburg acts to beat climate change

The fifth C40 Cities Mayors Summit will take place in Johannesburg this month. It's a good time to look at the measures the city is taking to combat the effects of changing weather patterns. It is among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in South Africa, but it is working to rebalance this legacy.

The treevolution has begun

Planting trees for fun, for reforestation, for the environment, for biodiversity, for beauty, for bridging the social gap – Cape Town's  Greenpop has plenty of good reasons for its treevolution.
• SA protects its national trees

Baobab export coup for farmers

The iconic baobab tree – a potent source of vitamins and antioxidants – may soon become a money-spinner for thousands of rural African farmers, thanks to Food and Drug Administration approval for the importation of baobab powder to the US.

'Plant a tree - save our planet'

‘Plant a tree – save our planet’

South Africans are being urged to plant a tree to help save the planet this Arbour Week, starting on 1 September. Tree planting remains one of the most cost-effective ways of addressing climate change, thanks to trees' ability to absorb carbon dioxide.
Marula breaks into beauty market

Marula breaks into beauty market

The beauty industry is one of the most competitive on the planet. Companies spend huge amounts researching and developing new products. You would think that rural African communities would be the last to benefit ...


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