The National Water Week is an awareness week campaign by the Department of Water Affairs which serves as a powerful campaign mechanism re-iterating the value of water, the need for sustainable management of this scarce resource and the role water plays in eradicating poverty and under-development in South Africa.
On the 28th of February the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, launched the Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development Programme at Emperor’s Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
CapeNature, together with local conservation partners, have implemented a conservation detection dog project to help conserve the critically endangered geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus.
More than 25 delegates representing 19 African countries gathered at SANBI’s Pretoria National Botanical Garden from the 25th to the 27th of March 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to implement an innovative and collaborative project aimed at ensuring that relevant biodiversity information is available to support efficient policy formulation and decision-making in Africa.