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Poachers Completely Wipe Out African Rhinos in Mozambique

Poachers Completely Wipe Out African Rhinos in Mozambique

The African Rhinoceros evolved over millions of years, and despite living on earth for eons, it has not been able to survive the greed of human beings. Conservationists have announced that the last 15 of

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Vaulted Mapungubwe Interpretation Center in South Africa Shortlisted for 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award

Vaulted Mapungubwe Interpretation Center in South Africa Shortlisted for 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award

A UNESCO World Heritage Site located where the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers meet, far north near the borders of Botswana and Zimbabwe, it was once home to one of South Africa's earliest trading communities

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Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

While rustic on the outside, each of the tree houses is adorned with luxury furnishings - mostly made with natural materials - for optimum comfort. Naturally lit and ventilated thanks to wide openings,

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Mobile Wooden Foosball Table Raises Funds to Help Support Youth Activities in Africa

Mobile Wooden Foosball Table Raises Funds to Help Support Youth Activities in Africa

This fantastic wooden Foosball table, Afrika Kicker, is a socially-motivated, mobile concept that raises money to help support youth activities in South Africa and Rwanda. Created by Misereor, the table

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South African Game Reserve Poisoned 100 Rhino Horns to Curtail Poaching

South African Game Reserve Poisoned 100 Rhino Horns to Curtail Poaching

Photo via Shutterstock Until now, nothing has worked to curtail rhino poaching, and 200 of the endangered animals have already been killed in South Africa this year. Tired of watching an entire species

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South African Environmental Protection Minister Backs Legalization of Rhino Horn Trade

South African Environmental Protection Minister Backs Legalization of Rhino Horn Trade

In a controversial move, South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa recently supported a proposal to lift the ban on the sale of rhino horns. The trade of rhinoceros horns has been banned

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Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

Car dealerships tend not to be the greenest of buildings; they're typically located in strip-malls outside of town, and of course, they are made to hawk gas-guzzling vehicles. But Kia Motors is

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Architect Charles Newman About 15,000 Bottle Caps for Africa

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Architect Charles Newman About 15,000 Bottle Caps for Africa

What started as the 15,000 Bottle Caps for Africa concept just a few months ago is now an actual built computer learning center and library thanks to architect Charles Newman and the

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New Jerusalem Orphanage is a Vibrant Shipping Container Home for South African Kids

New Jerusalem Orphanage is a Vibrant Shipping Container Home for South African Kids

Two sisters established the orphanage in 2000 in order to care for children in the Midrand who have been either abandoned or orphaned because of poverty, HIV or other social problems. Due to expansion,

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House Abo Beats the Heat in South Africa With Natural Cooling Techniques

House Abo Beats the Heat in South Africa With Natural Cooling Techniques

To connect the lower and upper levels of House Abo, Nico van der Meulen Architects installed a staircase that changes the dynamics of the site itself. It is surrounded by areas of steel and glass, while

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Conservation Group Reports That West African Lions Are on the Verge of Extinction

Conservation Group Reports That West African Lions Are on the Verge of Extinction

Photo via Shutterstock When you think of the iconic animals of Africa, the lion is probably on the top of your list. Sadly, according to report by conservation group LionAid, a total of just 640 lions

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Cotton Grown in Africa is Easier on the Earth Than Conventional Plantations

Cotton Grown in Africa is Easier on the Earth Than Conventional Plantations

The cotton industry consumes a pile of water and emits significant greenhouse gases, but new research reveals that growing cotton in Africa exacts a smaller ecological price. Cotton Made in Africa

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Ghana’s New 155 MW Photovoltaic Plant Will be the Largest Solar Array in Africa

Ghana’s New 155 MW Photovoltaic Plant Will be the Largest Solar Array in Africa

The UK-based renewable energy firm Blue Energy has unveiled plans to build a 155 MW solar power plant in Ghana - and analysts say that it will be the largest on the continent. The $400 million Nzema

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115 West Street: Office With a Lobby Full of Living Trees Receives Green Star SA Certification in South Africa

115 West Street: Office With a Lobby Full of Living Trees Receives Green Star SA Certification in South Africa

South Africa's equivalent of the green building rating tool from Australia and New Zealand, Green Star SA will officially recognize the office on 115 West Street with a four star rating in March, 2013.

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Beautiful Copper-clad //hapo Museum Celebrates Indigenous Knowledge and Freedom in South Africa

Beautiful Copper-clad //hapo Museum Celebrates Indigenous Knowledge and Freedom in South Africa

The walls and roof of the //hapo museum are clad in copper sheets that will weather with time and harmonize with the surrounding landscape. Situated on an ecologically-important quartzite ridge, the

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South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016

South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016

Photo via Shutterstock South Africa, a historically coal-dependent nation, has approved an incredible $5.4 billion investment in renewable energy projects, which are predicted to be capable of

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LaunchPad Shipping Container Computer Labs Let South African Students Connect With Mentors

LaunchPad Shipping Container Computer Labs Let South African Students Connect With Mentors

The LaunchPad learning laboratories were designed pro bono by Perkins+Will to serve as a computer lab for students in South Africa to connect with mentors around the world as part of an Infinite Family

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The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

Reconstruction of the Indluvo Centre began in 2009 when Architects Without Frontiers went to assess the community's needs. They worked with Zvi Belling and Lani Fender to design the project pro-bono to

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West African Forests Capture More Carbon Despite Drought

West African Forests Capture More Carbon Despite Drought

A research project headed by a joint team of UK and Ghanaian scientists has led to the discovery that the carbon storage capacity of protected forests in West Africa has increased, despite the region

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Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Made from woven truck tires and a galvanized mild steel skeleton, this recycled beast is taking The Netherlands by storm. Measuring 10 feet tall and 18 feet in length, it is currently on display within

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MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT-based nonprofit STG International is looking to make isolated African clinics and schools much more self-sufficient with a new hybrid power and heat solar system. The unique system combines

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Africa’s First Online Green Network Launches in Cape Town

Africa’s First Online Green Network Launches in Cape Town

Green Africa Directory, the first online pan-African sustainability directory and network, was recently officially launched in Cape Town, South Africa. This green networking ‘hub’, which is expected

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BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

Andrew Wheeldon established BEN a decade ago in order to promote poverty alleviation and sustainable mobility for the 2014 World Design Capital's poorest residents. A non-profit organization that receives

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HWKN’s Aging in Africa Will Be a Sustainable Retirement Village in Côte d’Ivoire

HWKN’s Aging in Africa Will Be a Sustainable Retirement Village in Côte d’Ivoire

The Aging in Africa Project, designed by architecture firm HWKN for the Foundation Saint Joseph d’Arimathie, aims to be the first retirement community in Africa dedicated entirely to caring for those

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Africa’s First Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Africa’s First Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Yesterday Africa’s first bio-ethanol cooking fuel plant opened in central Mozambique. The partnership between Novozymes and CleanStar Mozambique, NDZiLO, will provide cleaner, safer and cheaper cooking

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Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Anti-Malaria Bodysuit to Repel Mosquitos Created By African Scientist, Designer

Fashion is probably the last thing you thought you could fight off malaria with, but this anti-malaria bodysuit is stylish while it repels mosquitos that could carry the disease.  Created by a Cornell

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African Scientist and Designer Team Up to Create Anti-Malaria Bodysuit That Repels Mosquitos

African Scientist and Designer Team Up to Create Anti-Malaria Bodysuit That Repels Mosquitos

With summer waiting in the wings, we're getting excited to don some short pants and sleeveless tops. Unfortunately, all that bare skin often brings with it less-than-savory mosquito bites. However,

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Donald Trump Purchases Small African Island to Turn Into Head-Hunting Ground for the Ultra-Rich

Donald Trump Purchases Small African Island to Turn Into Head-Hunting Ground for the Ultra-Rich

It's no secret that billionaire Donald Trump is always head-hunting for his next capable apprentice, but news sources are saying that he's recently taken the term to a disturbingly literal level. Taking a

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The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

Three South African companies, namely Woolworths, Safmarine, and AfriSam, sponsored the Vissershok Container Classroom project which is a boon for the children of farm workers living in the impoverished

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