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October in South Africa is Transport Month. Speaking at the launch, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters highlighted the progress the country has made on its road, rail, aviation and maritime infrastructure.
Johannesburg is hosting the largest World Wildlife Conference yet. The 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ends on 5 October.
An international river flow expert, Dr Jackie King, has been awarded the Living Planet Award from the World Wildlife Fund South Africa for her vital contribution to sustainability in Africa and around the world. Rivers were the lifeblood of Earth, she said.
In a first for Africa, flights fuelled with a biofuel made from a tobacco plant grown in Limpopo travelled successfully between Johannesburg and Cape Town earlier this month. It is believed biofuels could greatly reduce the aviation industry's carbon footprint.
Wind energy is lighting up homes around South Africa, and it is cheap, sustainable and good for
the environment. The South African Wind Energy Association says that in 2011, there were just
10 turbines in the country; today there are 13 large wind farms in operation, with more than 495
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