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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


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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SAIAB shows why science is still cool


By Fezekile Cokile As part of Environmental Week 2014, the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) team was outside the Day Kaif on Tuesday, 29 July, to spark interest among students about the different uses of water. The students, which included those doing water management honours, were not only …

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Asking questions about poaching with The Cliptivists


Members of a new anti-rhino poaching activism group ‘The Cliptivists’ argued for their cause at a public meeting in the Environmental Learning Research Centre, yesterday, April 22. At this inaugural public colloquium, the group implored audience members to ask themselves “what can I do?” to stem the killing of rhinos. …

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