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Going Green in South Africa - Waste Management and Recycling

Why Waste in conjunction with the Kwazulu Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism recently hosted a Waste Management and Environmental Conservation Workshop at the Ladysmith Department of Public Works Auditorium. Stakeholders from Business and Government were in attendance.


Topics Presented included:

1. Pollution and Contamination of Water and Air Resources.
2. Waste Management.
3. Waste Disposal and Contributing Factors.
4. Recycling and Job Creation within South Africa.
5. Waste Recovery and Prevention.
6. Environmental Degradation.
7. Education and the Environment.
8. The South African Waste Act.
9. Individual Accountability.
10 Waste Business Opportunities.


Presentations were conducted and various stakeholders present included:
DET - Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
DAFF - Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry.
NDEA - National Department of Environmental Affairs.
Uthukela District Municipality.
Okhahlamba Local Municipality.
KZN Ezemvelo Wil…

My Little Africa - Kestel Lion Park - Free State - South Africa

Our staff visit My Little Africa - Kestel Lion Park - Free State - South Africa... Located off the main N5 Highway between Harrismith and Bethlehem... Nestled within the small cosy town of Kestel...


My Little Africa Map


Address: Jan Van Riebeeck St, Kestell, 9860
HoursCloses soon: 5:30PM ⋅ Opens 9AM Sat
Phone: +27733 731 3034





This lion park is lovely... We were able to Interact and Play with the Lions and Snakes... A thrilling experience that built Trust, Confidence, Team Work, Courage and Personal Development ...





My Little Africa has a variety of animals such as Lynx, Wildcat, Snakes and Lions...


The park relies on visitors and donations and is ideal for a school excursions that wont break your budget... My little Africa has been in operation for a good number of years...



For Guided Safe and PRIVATE South African Rural and Animal Tours email geosollab@gmail.com...
More Drakensberg Videos... Drakensberg Adventure

On Other Travel Blogs ... Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve



Cathedral Peak Resort - Central Drakensberg - South Africa

A Scenic Drive to the Cathedral Peak Hotel and Resort located within the Central Drakensberg.


The Hotel and Resort is an Upmarket Facility featuring all the best entertainment and hikes... For a Full List of Facilities have a look at our GeoSolutions Review... Google Maps Cathedral Peak Review...






The Entrance to the Cathedral Peak Hotel is warm and welcoming...


Hikes include:
1. Blue Pools
2. Neptune's Pool
3. Ribbon Falls
4. Rainbow Gorge
5. Baboon Rock
6. Ribbon Falls
7. Mushroom Rock
8. Doreen Falls
9. Cathedral Peak
10. The Bell



Helicopter Charters over the Mountains can be arranged. Quad Bikes and the Mike's Pass 4x4 Trail allow adventurers deeper access to the Drakensberg Mountain. The Restaurant and Bar offer delicious lunches for guests and day visitors with spectacular views.



More Drakensberg Videos... Drakensberg Adventure

On Other Travel Blogs ... Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve




Holistic Management - Mob Grazing - Ian Mitchell-Innes

Holistic Management Educator using Mob Grazing - Manipulating Soil Fertility - Livestock Nutrition and FarmingIan Mitchell-InnesNext - Animal Mineral Supplementation

Animal Mineral Supplementation - Ranching - Farming

‘Energy is Money, Money is Energy, Time is Money and Water is Money’ Ian Mitchell-Innes
‘The Animal Tells The Story' Ian Mitchell-Innes Any supplementation given to Livestock, is a crutch to help you through a change, be it Environmental or Physical. It is to make sure you do not loose animal performance, while you the manager and animals, are going through a learning curve. To enable these seeds to germinate and grow, we need to change the Environment at soil surface level. There is no argument, that this can be achieved with livestock, by emulating what happened in the past, before man intervened with a rifle and barbed wire. 

Next - Ranching and Ownership Responsibilities


Ranching and Ownership Responsibilities

Taking Ownership

Many Ranchers and Farmers are now ready to make a change from the conventional, whatever that might be, for the area. The biggest problem is most are looking for a System or a Recipe. This might work in business, where most situations tend to be linear. When dealing with the Environment and Agriculture, managers are making decisions and dealing with Chaos. This chaos is complex and multidimensional and operates in ‘Wholes within Wholes, with interconnecting parts’. The only way to deal with this Chaos, is to remain totally flex able, using ongoing monitoring. For this to be effective, the manager needs to take ownership and responsibility of his/her decisions. There is a learning to this, as knowledge needs to be obtained, to understand why you are doing something and for what reason.
The first thing to consider is animal performance, as this is the financial aspect of all livestock based operations. The Land and what grows on it, is a solar panel. Capturing the Energy f…

Mob Grazing - Ranching - Animal Nutrition

Energy is Money, Money is Energy, Time is Money Water is Money
Any supplementation given to Livestock, is a crutch to help you through a change, be it Environmental or Physical. It is to make sure you do not loose animal performance, while you the manager and animals, are going through a learning curve.

There is increasing evidence, that we humans, particularly since the advent of barbed wire, have managed in such a way that we have reduced the effectiveness of our soils. The result being the plants growing on those soils, do not capture the amount of Energy from the Sun, which used to be captured. The loss of these plants is not as dramatic as we thought it might be, as Nature knew we were going to mess up and the seeds of those good Energy capturing plants are still in and on the soil. To enable these seeds to germinate and grow, we need to change the Environment at soil surface level. There is no argument, that this can be achieved with livestock, by emulating what happened in the past…