Thanks to South African consumers, the demand for over-exploited fish stocks is declining. Increasing consumer pressure on seafood retailers to stock sustainably harvested fish and support eco-friendly fishing methods have caused stocks of species such as kingklip to show signs of recovery.
• SA protects its oceans
Bultfontein, a small town in the Free State province, was put on the map recently when President Jacob Zuma stopped by for the annual Boertjie Kontreifees, which in Afrikaans means the Young Farmer Community Festival.
• Food security starts at home
A school programme in an impoverished Cape Town suburb is helping to bring about positive change in individual pupils, their families and communities – and could be used as a model for sustainable development elsewhere in the country.
• DVD scheme to help poor schools
I’ve always been fascinated by state hospitals in South Africa – those not-so-glamorous places where not-so-well-paid doctors, nurses and support staff work tirelessly to treat the millions who cannot afford private healthcare.
• Soweto to get a second state hospital