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July 12, 2017

SANParks ‘investing in future leaders’ as Kudu green school kicks off

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the launch of its annual Kudu Green School Initiative (KGSI) programme for 2017 in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

The initiative – Environmental Education Outreach Programme – which started in 2010 with only seven schools, targets urban school-going children from disadvantaged backgrounds and has since grown to twenty schools.

Learners are encouraged to research and debate biodiversity conservation issues based on climate change-related topics, as well as being exposed to conservation and climate-related careers.

“The programme aims to enhance climate science literacy by advocating [...]

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June 27, 2017

Local beach makes most colourful places in the world list

South Africa may have been dubbed many things under the sun but one thing is for sure, the country prides itself on flying the flag high up when it comes to its colourful people and attractions.

And the latest accolade is being included in CNN’s compilation of colourful places in the world that affirms what we already know when it comes to our country’s attractions – after all, we are known to be a rainbow nation.

Ranked at number 2 on the list of 25 world’s most bright colourful places, SA’s Muizenberg beach surpassed places found in the Tokyo, Arizona, Italy and France to name a few – see full list here

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June 23, 2017

Young entrepreneurs helped by Bizniz in a Box

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is working with young people to help them triumph over challenges as most young people struggle to find work and many have given up hope.

CCBSA is introducing them to the possibilities of entrepreneurship through a concept dubbed Bizniz in a Box. This initiative gives young people between the ages of 24 and 35 and living in townships the opportunity, skills and funding to set up and run their own successful container shops. From December last year to February this year, total revenue for the first six shops increased from just over R50 000 a month to more than R200 000, demonstrating the great potential of the programme.

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June 23, 2017

Natal Lion Park devastated after poachers kill Maxine the rhino

As South Africa continues to battle an intense rhino poaching war, conservation and wildlife haven, Natal Lion Park says it is “devastated” with the recent poaching of its beloved white rhino, Maxine.

The Natal Lion Park reported the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday,  21 June saying that the 11-year-old white rhino at the wildlife park – not far from the major cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg – was shot in the head while she was sleeping by poachers, who then stole the animal’s horn.

Although the news came as a shock, the park says it is grateful for the support it has received and to the South African Police Services for [...]

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