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Michelle Nel

Michelle Nel

    Science sets the pace
    Science sets the pace
    Imagine playing video games for a living? That’s what staff working at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) office in...
    Climate change hits the poor hardest
    Climate change hits the poor hardest
    In an era of endless job-hopping, Judy Beaumont has put down her roots so they can grow and create a real impact.
    Cosatu breaks stereotypes about climate justice
    Cosatu breaks stereotypes about climate justice
    “Capitalism is killing us,” says Khwezi Mabasa. “It is killing workers and destroying the environment.”
    Tilting at smokestacks in south Durban
    Tilting at smokestacks in south Durban
    Last year was a big year for Desmond D’Sa. He was the Africa winner of the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest recognition...
    Ambassador for the planet
    Ambassador for the planet
    South Africa has a positive reputation as a bridge builder in international climate change negotiations, and ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko is a...
    An unfinished story
    An unfinished story
    The Wildlands Conservation Trust raises funds and awareness for anti-poaching work with the Rhino Parade, a similar concept to the Cow Parade....
    Bird's eye view on poachers
    Bird's eye view on poachers
    Rhinos in state and private reserves in KwaZulu-Natal are targeted by poaching syndicates from Mozambique and South Africa.
    Dogged determination catches smugglers
    Dogged determination catches smugglers
    How do rhino horns leave South Africa and get to foreign shores? Quite simply, trafficking is largely done through commercial airports.
    Saving rhinos through information
    Saving rhinos through information
    Information is the basis of any war, says Chris Galliers, the national biodiversity programme manager of the Wildlife and Environment Society of...
    Wise ways to use wetlands
    Wise ways to use wetlands
    When a belligerent community member stood up to give his feedback on a workshop about looking after wetlands, the facilitators sucked in their...
    Fixing leaks beyond the factory fence-line
    Fixing leaks beyond the factory fence-line
    Like many municipalities, Emfuleni loses up to 45% of its water — mostly due to leaks. If this water could all be billed, there would be more...
    Protecting biodiversity through innovative initiatives
    Protecting biodiversity through innovative initiatives
    Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany is a biodiversity hotspot that unites four diverse centres of endemism and houses six of South Africa's eight...