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Wednesday, 02 May 2007 14:11

Wasting Away…Count Down To 2022

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{pp}Since the Polokwane Declaration of 2002, Waste Management has been under the spotlight. The aims of the Declaration are firstly to ensure that waste generation is reduced by 50% by 2012. Secondly owing to increasing pressure on available land for productive uses, there is limited space available for landfilling; the…
[] Scientists generally believe that Africa is the cradle of mankind. But where and when did human language originate and evolve? There is wide support for the view that also language emerged first in Africa. The merits and limitations of this view will be reassessed at a multidisciplinary, international conference…
[] South African National Parks Board’s (“Sanparks”) proposed slaughter of over 5,000 elephants in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is untenable, according to Lawrence Anthony, Founder of The Earth Organization, a South African-based international conservation organization.
Thursday, 20 April 2006 04:00

Memoranda of Understanding

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[] At a historical event on 21 April 2006 the South African Weather Service will sign several Memoranda of Understanding with various community leaders at the Highbury Radar Installation in Mthatha to ensure the security provision for meteorological equipment.
[] Cape Town South Africa has been suffering a power blackout since 18 February 2006. The cause of the blackout is not quite clear. Premier Ebrahim Rasool expressed alarm and concern about the reparation delays at Koeberg, Cape Town'. Eskom Chief Executive Thulani Gcabashe and Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin…
[] Engines require a certain level of octane in order to prevent "pinging" or "knocking." Uncontrolled detonation of the last part of the air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber cause engine knocking and may damage the engine. Lead was traditionally added to petrol in order to increase the octane level.…
[] Activist Chris Mercer charges that while new South African hunting regulations ban the language of "canned hunting," loopholes remain for the continued killing of captive bred animals.Animal rights activists contend that the practice of “canned hunting” in South Africa is a “shameful” practice, since animals are bred in captivity…
[] South African National Parks has initiated and will be hosting the first ever International Leadership for Conservation summit.
Friday, 10 February 2006 04:00

Grand old lady goes wild

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[] The first ragged-tooth shark to go on display in the Two Oceans Aquarium in October 1995 is to be returned to the ocean in March 2006. Dee will join Maxine and Val, who were tagged and released in 2004 and 2005 respectively as part of the Save Our Seas…
[] On 15 March 2006 the Two Oceans Aquarium returned its third ragged-tooth shark to the ocean. Dee, a large female ragged-tooth shark, was the first shark to be displayed in the Two Oceans Aquarium in 1995. Her release was part of the Save Our Seas Foundation Maxine, Science, Education…

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