Irrigation run-off from a golf course has been blamed for destroying vital archaelogical records of the ancestry of modern humankind and of the effects of climate change over hundreds of thousands of years.This evidence was being lost because the water contained destructive chemicals.
Growing up in a communist household during the apartheid era, Michele Pickover developed a strong sense of outrage at injustice that stood her in good stead when she launched Animal Rights Africa last month, with the slogan ''One struggle -- human freedom, animal rights, sustainable environments''.
The South African Scouts firmly believe in getting important messages to people while they are young. With their climate change programme, they are encouraging young people to become “change agents for climate change education and action”. Youth undertake activities that help them understand the cause and effects of climate change.
One of Pretoria's main water sources is heavily polluted with toxic chemicals that cause sexual mutations and long-term cancers, scientists have warned. A hard-hitting report by a team of scientists documents sexual abnormalities in fish and mammals at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, which supplies a significant portion of the Tshwane metro council's water.
A Limpopo medical doctor has documented a string of physical abnormalities -- including breasts on a five-year-old girl -- that he believes are directly linked to the unregulated use of agricultural chemicals. Dr Johan Minnaar (44) has produced evidence of serious illnesses and disorders among his patients in Groblersdal.