Sign a petition against proposed gold mine close to KNP

In a letter to Manzolwandle Investments, regarding the coal mine planned close to the Kruger National Park, an African Greenpeace campaign had now joined the voices people of the people of Mpumalanga. A lobby group, SAAI, is calling for all of us to combat climate change and all the extra evils which will befall this beautiful region by signing a petition. https://www.vuma.earth/petitions/stop-the-coal-mine-in-komatipoort. Use this link to sign the petition please. Please send to your friends. This iconic Park is a haven for wild animals and plays a huge part in …

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Lowvelders – you are not alone with your allergies

HAY FEVER SUFFERERS FED UP WITH SYMPTOMS A whopping 90% of hay fever sufferers in SA blamed their nasal allergy for ruining a special moment according to a national poll released today. Birthdays (13%), long awaited holidays (24%), job interviews/auditions (19%), important presentations (17%), even romantic dates (23%), intimate moments (18%) and weddings (6%) have all turned slimy, runny and sneezy due to uninvited nasal allergy symptoms. Among the 1 218 survey participants were a few sport pros who also confessed to hay fever getting in the way of running their…

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HIV patients in SA are dying because a medicine is not registered in country

In the time before HIV treatment, a crypto-coccal meningitis diagnosis was a death sentence for AIDS patients. Today, with access to anti-retrovirals and anti-fungal medicine, more patients are surviving – but not enough. It is still the second leading killer of people with HIV. A local screening programme is trying to plug the gap and catch the infection before it becomes deadly. But the gold-standard treatment, with the potential to save many more lives, is not registered in South Africa – or any African country. Crypto-coccal meningitis  is an infection…

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We are going to sweat this summer

Weather experts are predicting  a longer, hotter and drier summer season in South Africa. Fortunately, these predictions often change overnight. However, in the Lowveld, we understand heat and in Nkomazi even temperatures of 40 degrees and above are nothing strange. Take these tips into consideration and ensure a healthy summer: Invest in a good sunscreen not matter your skin colour – pharmacists can advise on this Drink lots of water and stay hydrated Wear a hat and if you can stand it, wear body-covering clothes. It is better to be…

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To all citrus farmers in Mpumalanga

CRI INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 2019 If you farm citrus in southern Africa you cannot afford to miss this workshop. Included in the agenda will be HLB or Asian Greening – and you need to know ALL about HLB. For all citrus industries around the world, HLB is the greatest bio-security concern. In Mpumalanga: Kavinga Lodge and Guesthouse in Nelspruit  on 3 & 4 September 2019.

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