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7 Real Life Water Saving Ways | on Eco Atlas

Dear people of Cape Town, the deep seated ache you feel for rain right now is a constant longing and ever present ache for those of us who live off rainwater. We’ve been living solely on rainwater for the last 10 years, so being keenly aware of water usage has become second nature for my […]

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Ikamva Youth | Education for kids by kids |Change Makers

The idea for iKamvaYouth was born in 2003 by Makhosi Gogwana and Joy Olivier, back then two young researchers, who collectively noticed the massive problems facing matriculants in disadvantaged areas, particularly in the subjects of Mathematics and Science. Makhosi and Joy noticed how students, with the help of tutors, are able to gain an upper […]


Real Stories | Plastic Free Challenge | Hayley McLellan 1

EPISODE 5 | Plastic Free Challenge Hayley McLellan, Stories from the City Centre, Cape Town An environmental campaigner who runs Rethink the Bag South Africa and shops for herself from her home base in Seapoint, she took the Plastic Free July challenge to the extreme as she has already cut out most single-use plastics from […]

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Real Stories | Plastic Free Challenge | Scone Malone

Practical solutions, upcycling ideas and exciting alternatives to plastic from Cape Town. EPISODE 4 | Plastic Free Challenge Scone Malone, Stories from the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town Hello everybody, my name is Scone and I live in the cold and lush Southern suburbs of Cape Town. I live with three friends who are all doing […]


Change Makers |Paul Talliard & Hands of Honour 4

    “I was one of the first black firemen in South Africa; I had a great wage, a stunning life. Then, I got introduced to crack cocaine; within a year, I lost everything”. This is how Paul Talliard, founder of Hands of Honour, commenced his story. We were sitting in his temporary office in Ottery, a […]

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Abonga Tom and Sizwe Nyuka Mlenzana, at Ekasi Garden Headquarters, Vusamanzi Primary School, Khayelitsha. ©David Peter Harris

Change Makers | Ekasi Project Green 4

    The creative heart of Site C in Khayelitsha  is a vibrant group of young peeps. They all share a common passion,  positive leadership and commitment to bring about innovation, hope and positive change, starting from their community. One of the Change Makers episodes featured Xolisa Bangani and Ikhaya Garden, the vegetable garden at […]


Change Makers | Amanda Lewis & Saucisse Boutique Deli

  Recently, we met Amanda Lewis, owner of Saucisse Boutique Deli, a family-run speciality meat and cheese Deli, located in the heart of Woodstock’s Old Biscuit Mill. When we chatted, Amanda had just returned from three weeks in Zambia, where she headed GreenPop’s Bush Kitchen for the treevolutionaries who planted trees with the team at Zambia […]

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Rayne Moses, Founder and Director of Nebula, at the school in Gugulethu, Cape Town. ©David Peter Harris

Change Makers | Nebula Skate of Mind 2

    “Doing this makes my life worth living, it gives me purpose and creates possibilities for others. Experiencing the difference we make in kids’ lives as well as the joy that skateboarding brings to all of us makes me keep going.”   Nebula creates and facilitates a nurturing, dynamic environment where young South Africans […]


A Low Carbon Stay in Cape Town

I recently had the novel experience of trying out a low carbon stay in Cape Town’s city centre. Now cities and low impact are not usually synonymous, especially for a country girl like myself for whom a city embodies high input and high output of resources and consumerism. And yet, the densification of people and […]

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Xolisa Bangani, Head Farmer and Founder of Ikhaya Garden at Isikhokelo Primary School in Site C, Khayelitsha, Cape Town. ©David Peter Harris

Change Makers | Ikhaya Garden 3

  “At first I started with the passion for nature and growing produce; now I love seeing the project running,  young people stepping up and doing great work for food security, sustainability and care for the environment here at Isikhokelo Primary School and the larger community in Khayelitsha. A tip for Social Innovators? Learn how to stay […]