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Grow Green – Mamgcina’s Story

Gondwana Alive’s #GrowGreen Programme builds stewardship capacity through mentorship and training. We have partnered with South Africa’s Community Works Programme (CWP) to help this programme contribute not only towards job creation but also to the development and...

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Six Things to do in Spring

by Sheree-Ann Jooste Every change of seasons is symbolic in its own way, but spring, specifically the first day, is especially meaningful because it’s associated with rebirth, growth, and renewed optimism. Here are 6 things to do to simply because it’s Spring Day. ☺...

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Green Nature Stewards at Your Service

Get your very own Green Nature Steward. Yes indeed, we have that facility here on the Gondwana Alive Webpage. Check it out by clicking here Grow Green Advisor This is a work in progress, but here’s the basic idea. You have some kind of work to do and you want to do it...

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The cold hot facts of faith in science

by Gary Simons It’s currently freezing cold in Cape Town. But is it really? It’s all a matter of comparison to ‘with what’. To the Sahara desert, yes. Well during the day anyway, because at night in the Sahara it’s cold, Very cold. Probably cold enough to kill you if...

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Greening. Don’t give up!

by Gary Simons Good news! The planet is not done with us. Yet. Bad news! There’s plenty of warning signs, and clear evidence that things are not hunky dory on this blue dot that is our only home environment.  A quick scan through any of the environmental news sites,...

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To Nuke or no to Nuke – Say What?

by Gary Simons To nuke, or not to nuke. What sort of a question is that! So the South African nuclear deal as it was until now is unlawful, according to the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court at the end of April. Read more here That means,...

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On Reviving Bees

by Gary Simons I found her buzzing lethargically against the window. Only she knew how long she’d been there. I got the proverbial glass and paper to catch her. To take her away from the invisible barrier that kept her from getting to the light of the sun to which her...

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One Planet. Help to Heal Her.

One Planet! Help to Heal Her!   Some things don't just bare repeating, they need repeating. Like the message and call to action in this re-posted, edited, blog. Let's be part of the many people who are passionately doing something to heal the one, and only,...

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“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”
– Edward O. Wilson