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Sharon Van Wyk

Sharon Van Wyk

    Tourism: The missing flight plan
    Tourism: The missing flight plan
    Four years ago, South Africa was working at fever pitch to ready itself for the biggest event it has ever hosted – the 2010 Fifa World Cup....
    What we can do to help
    What we can do to help
    While Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica is flying the South African flag at the forthcoming 16th United Nations Framework...
    Defusing the time bomb
    Defusing the time bomb
    Of all the environmental and conservation issues on the South African government's agenda, climate change is the priority.
    Precious natural resource may soon run dry
    Precious natural resource may soon run dry
    The prospect of South Africa losing up to 80% of its fresh water supply in the next few years because of rising levels of pollution has given a...
    Ah, but your land is dry
    Ah, but your land is dry
    According to South Africa's Water Research Commission, by 2025 around 600-million people in sub-Saharan Africa will have insufficient water to meet...
    Get with the programme
    Get with the programme
    Conserving water is not just the job of the country's government departments and provincial authorities.
    Slowly losing ground
    Slowly losing ground
    Although the world's media spotlight is focused firmly on South Africa's continuing battle against rhino poaching, threats to some of the subcontinent's other critically endangered and threatened species are largely being ignored. ...
    War declared on rhino attacks
    War declared on rhino attacks
    Two hundred and thirty two -- that's the number of rhinos poached in South Africa so far this year, according to South African National Parks...
    Safaris with soul: Big game brings big benefits to local communities
    Safaris with soul: Big game brings big benefits to local communities
    There's something very special about the word "safari".
    The Cape of good folk
    The Cape of good folk
    Wilfred Chivell stands, larger than life, on the top deck of his research vessel and surveys an unusually calm Atlantic Ocean.
    More than just a holiday
    More than just a holiday
    It is widely accepted that tourism is a team "sport", as can be evidenced by the resounding success of South Africa's hosting of the 2010 Fifa...
    Way of the hippo
    Way of the hippo
    As I brush the sweat from my face and take another gulp of cold beer, I remind myself that it is June, and mid-winter, and that back home in...