Government is making progress in its engagement with prospective nuclear vendor countries as part of implementing the nuclear build programme.
“Government continues to make significant progress in its engagements with various prospective nuclear vendor countries as part of the process towards the implementation of the expansion in the nuclear new build programme, as per the stated requirement for energy security based on a sustainable energy mix,” said the Presidency on Wednesday. READ MORE
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The South African Health Department has confirmed the prevalence of measles cases in five provinces – Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape.
Health Ministry Spokesman Joe Maila said on Monday that about 49 laboratory confirmed measles cases had been noted since the beginning of this year, with the majority cases being reported in the Northern Cape with 18 measles detected to date. READ MORE
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Joining the ‘Go Green’ bandwagon is a great step towards saving the environment but sometimes you may find it difficult to find environmentally-friendly car cleaning products. This kind of products will work really well for your environment as well as your car so let us find out the top five eco-friendly car care products that you can make use of. READ MORE
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The South African National Parks has launched seven brand new chalets in the Agulhas National Park.
This is in addition to eight chalets built initially, bringing the total tourist accommodation offering in the Agulhas National Park Rest Camp to 51 beds.
“This development together with the construction of a new entrance gate as well as two staff houses to support the camp amounted to R10 million. READ MORE
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Deforestation is the permanent destruction of indigenous forests and woodlands. The term does not include the removal of industrial forests such as plantations of gums or pines. Deforestation has resulted in the reduction of indigenous forests to four-fifths of their pre-agricultural area. Indigenous forests now cover 21% of the earth’s land surface.
WHAT ARE FORESTS AND WOODLANDS?
In a forest the crowns of individual trees touch to form a single canopy. In a woodland, trees grow far apart, so that the canopy is open.
GOING, GOING GONE!
Of great concern is the rate at which deforestation is occurring. Currently, 12 million hectares of forests are cleared annually – an area 1,3 times the size of KwaZulu/Natal! Almost all of this deforestation occurs in the moist forests and open woodlands of the tropics. At this rate all moist tropical forest could be lost by the year 2050, except for isolated areas in Amazonia, the Zaire basin, as well as a few protected areas within reserves and parks. Some countries such as Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Costa Rica, and Sri Lanka are likely to lose all their tropical forests by the year 2010 if no conservation steps are taken.
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