Vultures are crucial to the ecological cycle; they dispose of carcasses and minimise the spread of diseases. They are also an indicator of the overall health of the ecosystem, but they are threatened by power lines and wind farms, among other signs of modern life.
• Tusker research goes social
International experience has shown that higher water tariffs lead to more responsible usage. It’s one of the suggestions to come out of a debate on undoing South Africa’s huge wastage of the precious – and scarce – natural resource.
• Cheaper water tests to improve lives
As the head of Wines of South Africa, Su Birch has brought ethical and green practices to the industry through her initiatives, the Sustainability Seal and the Ethical Seal, which focus on environmentally friendly factors and promote fair labour choices, respectively.
• Women in wine is export winner