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Earth Keepers Must Rise

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future”.     – Earth Charter The Earth Keepers’ baton was given to the world at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002 and currently SAFCEI is passing it on to the youth in South Africa. On […]

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Marking Earth Hour in Pretoria

By Lydia Mogano On the 25th of March 2017, everyone was encouraged to participate in the environmental awareness campaign, Earth Hour, to encourage the reduction of humanity’s carbon footprint on the planet by switching off all electrical appliances between 8:30 till 9:30pm. I was invited as one of the guest speakers in Pretoria to promote […]

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Tree planting at Rekopantse Primary School

My Career Corner, an NGO that supports schools to achieve quality education in Tshwane, extended their invitation to SAFCEI to join Rekopantse Primary School in Mabopane (in Tshwane) on 16th September, to plant trees as part of their environmental awareness campaign to celebrate Arbour month. I was privileged enough to speak with the learners on […]

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SAFCEI supports the call to address crises in higher education

In this time of tension in the higher education sector, as the fees debate rages on, SAFCEI supports the call from UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences to all stakeholders to urgently address the crisis. The Faculty is: appealing to the national government to provide additional funding to sustain the higher education project; demanding the establishment […]

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An Earth Keeper in all of us

Lydia Mogano’s tree planting adventures have not ended – in fact, she has only just gotten started. Here she shares a snippet from last week’s tree plantings. On the 13th September, together with Lucas Mthebu (from the Tumelong Mission Centre) I travelled to three schools which form part of the centre’s social development programme initiatives in […]

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