NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 19 November 10:30 am
Good morning, here is your Eco Minute:
# Three elephants that escaped from the Kruger National Park in Limpopo are back at the reserve in Makuya Park. Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism spokesperson, Zaid Kalla, says they will ultimately find their way back to the Kruger National Park. He explained that rangers are monitoring their behaviour. Kalla says elephants leave their territory for various reasons:
Play sound: ENG ZaidKallaOnEllies
# It might be a while before South Africa sees electric minibus taxis on the roads. However, when the time comes, drivers will be able to tap into the country’s abundant solar energy resources to power them. This is according to researchers from Stellenbosch University, who conducted the first study on the energy requirements of electric minibus taxis on journeys. Lead researcher Thinus Booysen says given the country’s abundant sunlight, it still has an excellent chance of harnessing this renewable energy source to power electric vehicles:
Play sound: ENG BooysenOnTaxis
# And, parliament’s portfolio committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is calling for the speedy clean-up of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape. It is estimated that at least 80 litres of heavy fuel oil entered the seawater after a fuel tank on board the receiving vessel overflowed. Committee chairperson Faith Muthambi says the South African Maritime Safety Authority must ensure that the investigation into this incident is finalised without delay, and that action is taken to safeguard and protect all birds, marine life and the environment.
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