Andrea von Gunten: Presenting on Conservation and Tourism at the Cape Milner Hotel

I was honoured to have the opportunity of attending as well as presenting a talk at the Annual Extraordinary Hotels and Safari Lodges Event at the Cape Milner Hotel in Cape Town. Extraordinary features a collection of luxurious game lodges and hotels in Southern Africa. The criteria for Extraordinary properties [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Learning about recycling with my Ward Councillor at the Kraaifontein Recycling Plant

On the 13th August 2015 I visited the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Plant with my Ward Councillor, Gerhard Fourie. Mr Fourie has been a great support in terms of my Miss Earth South Africa projects and putting me in contact with the right people. He arranged a visit to this [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Bringing people and Conservation together at the Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser Event

What an incredible initiative to have been a part of representing Miss Earth South Africa at the Cape Leopard Trust Annual Fundraiser Event hosted at the beautiful Leopards Leap Family Vineyards in Franschoek. It was a spectacular day to say the least, honouring the amazing work that the Cape Leopard [...]

Denicke Cronjé -Cape Pulpit Radio

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Talking Miss Earth South Africa, Mandela Day and Sustainability on Cape Pulpit Radio Listen to my interview: https://soundcloud.com/729capepulpit  

Denicke Cronjé – 24 Things for Madiba

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We Can 24 Network invited the Miss Earth Regional Finalists to take part in their #24Things4Madiba initiative. The WeCan24 platform is a digital school news network, specifically designed for aspiring young media industry leaders. It gives young minds the ability to experience digital journalism in real time. “With the hope [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Fynbos Forum – Beyond Boundaries Research Conference

I had the amazing opportunity of attending the annual Fynbos Forum Research Conference from the 3nd – 7th August 2015 held in Montagu this year. The Fynbos Forum is an affiliation of researchers, planners, managers, landowners and a range of other stakeholders that meet annually to discuss management issues and [...]

Maxine Caruth: The Big 02 challenge and recycling with a difference campaign

This morning I had the absolute honour and pleasure to address my fellow Varsity College students in challenging them to the big 02 challenge, as well as proposing an idea of recycling with a difference. The big 02 challenge,  challenges us to give back to mother nature and plant trees [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Celebrating Mandela Day at Lulama Primary School in true Madiba Spirit

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela  Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on [...]

Mapitso Thaisi “These Gumboots were meant for working- #MadibaDay””

(Pictured from Left: Milanie Cilliers; Monique Marais; Mapitso Thaisi - Miss Earth South Africa Regional Finalists and Ilze' Saunders- Miss Earth South Africa 2014) Saturday 18th July 2015 was Madiba Day and this remarkable day fell within our Miss Earth Finalist  Week. As part of the group of phenomenal young [...]

Maxine Caruth: Veggie garden revisits

A few months back I had the opportunity to work with different people from all walks of life, in creating veggie gardens. I thought I'd revisit both schools and find out how those veggie gardens were doing. My first veggie garden was created at Golden hours, a school and home [...]

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