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May, 2017

  • 24 May

    Makana at Crisis Point: 90 Days Left

    Water poster

    Pearl Munemo  The water crisis is real and it’s here. Cape Town recently announced that water supplies have run dry, and Settler’s dam has dropped to 30% water capacity – a level at which water can no longer be extracted. According to acting municipal manager Mandisi Planga, there are approximately …

March, 2014

  • 20 March

    [Video] Makana Green Fun Run

    fun run screengrab

    The Rhodes University Environmental Committee hosted the Makana Green Fun Run this past Sunday 16 March. The event promoted positive sustainability throughout Grahamstown and the university.

  • 7 March

    Grahamstown marches to put a stop to canned lion hunting


    By Nonhle Skosana South African wildlife activists Chris Mercer and Bev Pervan have initiated a global march in support of the banning of canned lion hunting. The event is called Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH), and Grahamstown will be taking part. Taking place on Saturday 15 March and involving 44 …

February, 2014

  • 13 February

    Living green: How to make your digs more eco- friendly


    By Youlendree Appasamy Follow @_youlendree Living in digs can be a great opportunity to incorporate eco-friendly tips and tricks into your student life. Activate has put together a short guide to help you live a more eco-friendly life this year. Recycling is a cost-efficient way to reduce waste. Since 2011, …

October, 2013

  • 22 October

    Rhodes Life Science building: Plans, protests and policies


    By Jane Berg Follow @JaneBerg2012 Environmentalists met with the Dean of Science, Professor Ric Bernard and other university staff members this past Friday to discuss the imminent tree removals which will make way for a new Life Science building. The meeting discussed the issues around transparency and hypocrisy which was …