Groen Sebenza Pioneers Visit Stellenbosch University’s Agri-Sciences

hantam nbg interns at sbosThe Agri-Sciences’ third year Conservation Ecology and Entomology class at Stellenbosch University added to diversity by hosting six members of the government sponsored Groen Sebenza internship programme during the recent Diversity Week in October 2014.

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Adaptation Fund Doubles Direct Access Climate Financing, Approves South-South Grants

adaptation-fund-logoThe Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) doubled direct access financing of climate resilience initiatives in developing countries by approving six projects in South Africa, Costa Rica, India, and Kenya totalling US$ 33 million.

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Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year to the SKEP Partnership

new year skep messageThe SKEP Coordination Unit wishes all its partners a peaceful, restful and merry festive season break. After all, you deserve some rest from the hard and fantastic work you are doing in the Succulent Karoo! 2014 has indeed been a very eventful year for the SKEP partnership, not short of challenges and noteworthy achievements.

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What Happens When SANParks Offers Free Entry to its Parks?

sanparks free enrtyWhat happens when you offer South African citizens free entry to national parks for a week? Well, they make use of it! During the week of 8 -12 September, SANParks offered free entry to its parks which was a roaring success, as they saw an 85.9% increase in visitor numbers with a total of 53 251 people visiting various parks during this focus week. 

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