Essay: Population Growth and Environmental Factors – A South Sudanese Example

Introduction “I have no doubt that the fundamental source of all of our problems, particularly our environmental problems, is population growth” (David Attenborough, 2012). Population growth is considered a major global issue, emphasising the correlation between population, food and water supply and environmental sustainability. We will examine the current famine in South Sudan and the … Continue reading Essay: Population Growth and Environmental Factors – A South Sudanese Example

Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?

Early Saturday morning I was scrolling through South African newspapers keeping up to date with the news of a country I adore so much, when I stumbled upon a piece that caught me sobbing uncontrollably.  The SAPeople article titled Stoop: Should Rhino Horn have been Auctioned in Australia? begs the question whether a controversial commodity … Continue reading Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?

REVIEW: Atlantic Point Backpackers – the best hostel on the African continent

In 2015 Atlantic Point Backpackers in Cape Town, South Africa was named the best hostel on the African Continent by Hostelworld, and granted the 'best atmosphere award' by Hostelbookers.  The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa graded Atlantic Point as a four-star facility.  And for very good reason.  Just months before, for one short week … Continue reading REVIEW: Atlantic Point Backpackers – the best hostel on the African continent