Michelle Nel

Michelle Nel has worked as a freelance environmental journalist, photographer and editor for more than 20 years. She is a member of Al Gore’s Climate Leadership Corps and was the first freelancer to win the SAB Environmentalist Journalist of the Year Award for print. She serves on the Linbro Park Environmental Monitoring Committee in Gauteng, which aims to turn a closed landfill site into a recycling and recreational area. She has helped numerous organisations with their communications strategies on issues ranging from people and parks to wetlands.

R1.1-billion land claim ‘captured’

This story was produced in partnership with Pulitzer Center. Details of the land claim settlement for MalaMala, one...

Tilting at smokestacks in south Durban

Desmond D’Sa has rallied the community of Durban south in a fight for health

Ambassador for the planet

Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko is working to advance the position of developing countries

Science sets the pace

'When we spend on natural resource protection, we are paying global bills'

Climate change hits the poor hardest

When agricultural growth seasons change, and you are farming marginal land or for subsistence, you are most vulnerable, says Beaumont

Cosatu breaks stereotypes about climate justice

‘Climate jobs’ are more secure, require more skills and are cleaner

Dogged determination catches smugglers

Rhino Conservation Award - Winner: Endangered Wildlife Trust Rhino Project

Bird’s eye view on poachers

Rhino Conservation Award - Runner-up: The Zululand Anti-Poaching Wing

An unfinished story

Rhino Conservation Award - Runner-up: Wildlands Conservation Trust

Fixing leaks beyond the factory fence-line

Water Sense by Sasol wins the Water Management Award.

Protecting biodiversity through innovative initiatives

Wildlands Conservation Trust is the runner-up in the Biodiversity Stewardship Award.

Wise ways to use wetlands

Wise Use of Wetlands Project by the Association for Water & Rural Development is the winner of the Biodiversity Stewardship Award.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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