Sharon Van Wyk

Guest Author

Tourism: The missing flight plan

It seems that glaring and inconvenient truths are being glossed over in the industry, writes Sharon van Wyk.

What we can do to help

In concert, individual baby steps can translate into giant strides in reducing emissions.

Defusing the time bomb

We can't stop climate change so we must prepare for it.

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.

Precious natural resource may soon run dry

A shocking projection highlights the urgent need for South Africans to start taking the looming water crisis seriously.

Get with the programme

Conserving water is not just the job of the country's government departments and provincial authorities.

War declared on rhino attacks

The government is taking measures to combat poaching but is it too little, too late?

Slowly losing ground

It takes big money to get communities to buy into conservation efforts to save habitats.

Safaris with soul: Big game brings big benefits to local communities

Today's safari is significantly more than a jolly jaunt for the rich and fabulous wazungus (white people) of yesteryear.

The Cape of good folk

With the lion's share of FTTSA-certified products, the Western Cape is fast becoming the home of responsible tourism in South Africa.

More than just a holiday

The empowering ability of tourism has never been more evident than in six groundbreaking projects spearheaded by a unique joint venture.

Way of the hippo

When the major decision of the day is whether to fish, take a cruise up the river or have another beer, the lower Zambezi Valley feels like paradise.

Press Releases

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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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