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Small friends in our streams

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Collen V Mabaso If you walk past Helen Joseph House and happen to look under the bridge heading towards Prospects Field, your eye might encounter a strange brownish gelatinous substance at the water’s edge. What caused it? Is it a result of oil being dumped from dining halls or a …

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Exploring careers in bio-diversity

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Words by Petru Saal Experts in the bio-diversity field came to encourage science students to consider the career prospects they might follow should they continue with their degrees. The talk was initiated by the University’s Career Lounge to make students aware of the various career fields that they can pursue …

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Are dining halls enviro-friendly?

Hogwarts, despite its magical efficiency, unfortunately shows no signs of being environmentally friendly.

By Collen V Mabaso With ten functioning dining halls at Rhodes University catering for more than three thousand students daily, it is good to question whether there are any sustainable environmental practices utilised at our fine institution. Nine to ten billion of tonnes of food go to waste in South …

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Reforesting festively in Hogsback

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By Jane Berg From 12 to 14 September, green minded people from all over the country will be planting hundreds of trees in scenic Hogsback. This will be part of the Greenpop Hogsback Reforest Festival, an event which hopes to encourage reforestation by making it good fun for all involved. …

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