Geography and Climate

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: South Africa’s coastal jewel

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa's coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems…

3 years ago

Meet the women who fought the Knysna fires

In June this year, devastating fires laid waste to the Western Cape, particularly in the towns of Knysna and neighbouring…

3 years ago

South Africa’s weather and climate

A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the altitude of the interior…

3 years ago

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…

3 years ago

South Africa’s plant life

South Africa's large areas of semi-desert scrub and grassland might suggest a certain poverty of plant life. Aside from…

4 years ago

Infographic: Wind and sun power in South Africa

Significant amounts of sunshine and good, prevalent wind conditions have given South Africa the perfect opportunity to diversify its energy…

4 years ago

Saving Kenyan wildlife from drought, one truck at a time

Patrick Mwalua drives a truck hundreds of kilometres four times a week to deliver much needed water supplies to animals…

4 years ago

Northern Cape sinkhole offers up underground mysteries

A 300m long sinkhole in the Northern Cape that opened up after heavy summer rains is revealing some interesting discoveries…

4 years ago

Youth and finance are priorities at World Forestry Congress

Financing was a priority topic at the World Forestry Congress in Durban this week. Another was the youth and…

5 years ago

Karoo rocks explain mass extinction

A decades-long study of the rocks in South Africa's Karoo has revealed that a single cataclysmic event on land…

5 years ago