TOP STORIES

Back to homepage
Latest News TOP STORIES

Xolobeni residents open their homes for wild adventures, but Mantashe bails on planned visit

While heavy rains have put paid to a ministerial visit to Xolobeni tomorrow, it has not stopped intrepid wild swimmers from visiting the area to raise funds for eco-tourism and

Latest News Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

Wild swimmers and Gwede Mantashe converge on Xolobeni

As swimmers and safety crew prepare for this week’s Wild Swim, Luke Riley reports that sharks in the sea are not the only threats that need to be addressed.

Latest News Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

Crash-dive course in shark awareness  

Amid the countdown to a pioneering Wild Coast conservation swim, Luke Riley, reflects on how important shark awareness has become for all those involved.

Latest News Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

Swimmers promote alternatives to mining the Wild Coast

Over five days, eight people will swim 22 km in the Pondoland Marine Protected Area First published by GroundUp By Luke Riley A legendary charity swimmer has thrown his rubber

Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

After muddy Midmar, the Wild Coast beckons

Roving Reporters is organising a pod of swimmers to slowly make their way along 22km of the Wild Coast to raise money for eco-tourism,   marine conservation and environmental journalism training.

Education Latest News TOP STORIES

Royal salute for water-savvy school

THE rural South African school that won an international award for its wise water use is again making waves and has received the royal nod for its efforts.

Environment Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

8 Milers set out to raise R3,8 million for good causes

PROTECTION of the oceans – and rhino conservation – will come under the spotlight when more than 12,000 swimmers take part in this year’s aQuellé Midmar Mile, writes FRED KOCKOTT.

Environment Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

Fish farming fervour gets “dished”

Plans to use fish farming as a way to lift the country out of the economic ghetto took a beating at a recent marine science session. Thabiso Goba was at

Environment Latest News Man Friday TOP STORIES

Oil drilling to spoil Africa’s biggest treasure trove

IT was one of those news reports that hits you in the guts like a sucker punch, leaving you feeling tired and sick, writes Tony Weaver in his latest Man

Latest News Social and Justice issues TOP STORIES

Civil servant jailed for stealing farm

Case highlights extent to which corrupt officials easily manipulate the land reform process. Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba report. First published by GroundUp A former project manager for the KwaZulu-Natal