Despite the abundance of southern right and humpbacked whales in its waters, South Africa has banned whaling and has some of the most progressive legislation protecting the animals in the world. Now a new campaign launched in Cape Town aims to ensure this protection goes global.
The Forest Stewardship Council’s fifth general assembly, held in Cape Town in early November, has introduced important reforms which give water-poor developing countries such as South Africa more say in the regulation of water-hungry forestry plantations.
Hot on the heels of Cape Town’s new bus transport system, Johannesburg has revealed the prototype of its first bus rapid transport station in Joubert Park, located in the city centre. Phase 1 of the project, known as Rea Vaya, is expected to be operational in about six months.