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Journey Through Earth Time

Journey Through Earth Time

Herewith the July 2020 edition of  the challenge to venture on a ‘Journey through Earth-Time’ here at our ‘Microcosm of the World’ (home in Pretoria). This PDF tracks the first 100 days of lockdown Please download the PDF by clicking below and join us in journeying in...

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Microcosm of the world

Microcosm of the world

In this most extraordinary of times, I’ve taken up the challenge to venture on a ‘Journey through Earth-Time’ here at our ‘Microcosm of the World’ (home in Pretoria); starting on SA’s first day of Covid-virus lockdown (27 March), through to the 50th Anniversary of...

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Gardening for Life – a young father’s work and dreams

Gardening for Life – a young father’s work and dreams

Sivuyile kaNtlabeni’s Story by Mandlakazi Mgwebi   Sivuyile is a young father of two, living in an informal settlement in Khayelitsha in the City Cape Town, South Africa. He lives with his wife and his two children. He moved with his family from the Eastern Cape...

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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

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

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

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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– Edward O. Wilson