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Secret of Symmonds Stream

Once upon a time Symmonds Stream rose in the grassland and trundled along merrily for a couple of kilometres, before tumbling over forest clad cliffs into the uMngeni River gorge. Nowadays, this little river emerges at the base of thirsty … Continue reading

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Rietspruit

There’s water in them thar hills… We are at it again! Thanks to the drought we’ve put off the 2016 walk for 11.5 months and have now decided that we can’t let a whole year go by without a River … Continue reading

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Take Back Our Rivers

Pandora Long shares about this inspiring account of the past three months with the Aller River Eco-Champs – a most incredible journey with seven young people in pursuit of ‘Taking back our rivers’. Paulo Candotti, chairman of Ethekwini Conservancies Forum, … Continue reading

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Drizzle and Dams

Just a month or so ago, we heard reports that the Midlands water table had dropped by 60 metres!  Fortunately, it has been raining quite a lot since then, but don’t be fooled by the grey and drizzly days – … Continue reading

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Anti-Fracking Angels

Pandora Long writes about the day she spent with 50/50 filming a fracking documentary. Kholosa was winging my questions as we drove a rather windy route (due to missing a couple of strategic turnoffs) up to Malvina’s beautiful midlands farm, … Continue reading

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We Can’t Drink Gas

“Are your ears just ornaments?” asked an audience member at the recent Rhino Oil & Gas meetings held in the Midlands “Why have you come back when we have already told you NO?” Clearly, it is not a good idea … Continue reading

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Aller River – From Behind the Steering Wheel

Hugh McGibbon, back up crew, tells the story of the Aller River walk from a different perspective: Having driven about 70km planning the pickup points for the walk, with fun diversions into the heart of Cleremont with Solomon and Phumelele, I … Continue reading

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