Rachel Wynberg

San and Khoi claim benefits from rooibos

A groundbreaking agreement will see traditional knowledge holders of rooibos earn more than R10-million a year for their rights

High price of access

Biowatch South Africa won a major victory recently on access to information about genetically modified crops in South Africa. Pretoria High Court Acting Judge Eric Dunn granted Biowatch access to all its key requests for information -- but in a surprising twist, he also ordered the environmental NGO to pay the legal costs of giant biotech multinational Monsanto.

Biodiversity law misses the mark

Two Bills, more than five years in the making, have finally been released by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to ensure the conservation, sustainable use and fair sharing of benefits arising from South Africa's natural heritage.

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