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Leonie Joubert

Leonie Joubert

    Restoring water catchment areas leaves us flush
    Restoring water catchment areas leaves us flush
    The country's third largest economy, the eThekwini Municipality, spends up to R135-million on chemicals to clean water for the city and...
    Green paper is short on detail
    Green paper is short on detail
    Better late than never, but still too thin on detail. That's the consensus from critics of the national climate change response green paper,...
    COP in or COP-out?
    COP in or COP-out?
    A cordon of United Nations security personnel in their baby-blue uniforms will mark off Durban's convention centre from November 28 as UN territory. ...
    The invisible refugee
    The invisible refugee
    The term 'refugee” isn't one governments want to talk about in the context of climate change: they may be asked to open their borders to people...
    The invisible refugee
    The invisible refugee
    The term "refugee" isn't one governments want to talk about in the context of climate change: they may be asked to open their borders to people...
    The big carbon conundrum
    The big carbon conundrum
    There's something incongruous about the fact that Denmark is hosting this year's United Nations Climate Summit in December.
    Pseudo-science: warts and all
    Pseudo-science: warts and all
    When I was seven or eight, I found a wart growing on my knee. Sounds grim, I know, but bear with me. Someone -- an adult, nogal, so it had to be...
    Terror on two wheels
    Terror on two wheels
    Saturday morning, early-ish. Yours truly was coasting along the flanks of Table Mountain at a modest two-wheeled pace. It was Cycle Tour weekend,...
    Darwin and the chicken's egg
    Darwin and the chicken's egg
    What came first, the chicken or the egg? I'm thrilled to report that after extensive navel contemplation, this quintessential human conundrum has...
    A bittersweet remedy
    A bittersweet remedy
    A necessary evil of moving house is that it forces one to spring clean, whatever the season. I was doing exactly that to the medicine cupboard last...
    Earth rising
    Earth rising
    It's Monday, 5am. Earth is pirouetting around the tip of its axis, spinning Africa back towards the sun. Birds have finished belting out their...
    Unplugged in the 'burbs'
    Unplugged in the 'burbs'
    Ka-twang!