Students to shape Western Cape policies

By Soninke Combrinck Student dissertations could play a key role in policy making in the Western Cape government, says the DEA. On Friday 26 February 2016, Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs’ Chief Director, Karen Shippey, presented a seminar at the University of Cape Town about collaborating with other provincial universities and the local government on … More Students to shape Western Cape policies

John ‘Yields’ his Fruits of Journalistic Success

Veteran environmental journalist John Yeld was invited to share his story by SAFREA (Southern African Freelancer’s Association) in Cape Town on Thursday 28 January. John Yeld’s first passion was photography and he started his career in media as a press photographer for the Cape Argus before moving to journalism in 1977. He was inspired by photojournalism such as the likes found … More John ‘Yields’ his Fruits of Journalistic Success

Cape Town designers make sustainability sexy

On Thursday 13 August the winners of the Remake Challenge for both fashion and object categories were announced at BelloVista Studio, Woodstock. Organised by Nikki Stear from Live Eco, this is the fifth consecutive year of the sustainable design challenge, and it only seems to be growing bigger. “This year the judges were really excited … More Cape Town designers make sustainability sexy

Power to the Pedal

I am sailing along Sea Point – with both wheels on the ground – casually enjoying a wintry Sunday morning, weaving among joggers and other outdoor enthusiasts on the Promenade. Astride a custom-fitted electric bike, I can see the appeal of cycling, whether to commute for business or ride for pleasure. With another hike in fuel prices … More Power to the Pedal

the Coffee Footprint

Sitting and sipping my meticulously brewed cappuccino, my mind wanders to thoughts of how the coffee made it to my cup, the places the beans have been and the hands they passed through. What does my morning coffee really cost? A Carbon and Water Footprint Many processes contribute to coffee’s carbon and water footprint such … More the Coffee Footprint