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Fidelis Zvomuya
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  • Pretoria, Gauteng
  • South Africa
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South Africa
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Editor, Researcher, Press Officer
Agriconnect Communications Media
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science, agriculture, health, water, energy, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, poverty reduction, biotechnology, engineering, policy
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A journalist based in Pretoria. Covering the whole continent of Africa.

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"Come December, no money, no deal." South Africa says

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs international cooperation deputy director general, Alf Wills says his country and other developing countries won't consider the next round of climate change talks successful unless rich nations pay up.

Addressing a stakeholders meeting held in Pretoria recently, to discuss strategy ahead of the December climate change talks in Copenhagen, Wills says at least 1% of global GDP should be set aside by rich nations.

“Come December, no… Continue

Posted on August 8, 2009 at 7:33

South Africa environmental affairs depart to host climate talks

South Africa's department of environmental affairs will host a national information and consultation session on the international climate change talks on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 at the Colosseum Hotel in Pretoria.

Convening of the session is informed by the critical phase of international negotiations that we are now entering as we approach the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to be held from 7-18 December 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark

The… Continue

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 15:10

Climate Change to hit Southern Africa

Climate change will have a significant impact on southern Africa’s already compromised food security, a researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says.

Constansia Musvoto, a researcher CSIR says cereal and grain production could fall by 50% in parts of the region in the long term due to climate change, causing hunger and poverty.

Musvoto says changes in the region’s climate are expected to cause worse flooding in some parts and longer droughts in others,… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 14:59

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At 13:21 on July 6, 2009, Fidelis Zvomuya said…
What a conference it was the presentations, social networks and the meet other science journalists was something which will take time to forget. Networks saw more African journalists benefiting from potential freelancing opportunities. This is the opposite of wht is happening in the west, were science reporting is now endangered. In Africa, its growing with more and more journalists wanting to be part of the growing family.
In South Africa Frayintermedia is hosting two workshops to bridge the science journalism divide in Johannesburg and Cape Town in mid-July.

As 2009 is the international year of astronomy, the emphasis of the workshops is this area of study, but all scientists and journalists who want to improve the quality of science stories in the media are welcomed.

The workshops are being held in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
This will see science journalists being able to get to grips with up-to-date developments in astronomy, scientists will be offered training in how to get their message across without compromising on the scientific essence.

In the Cape the workshop will commence at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town on Monday July 13 and will continue in Sutherland (SAAO) with a stargazing evening and the remainder of the programme on Tuesday July 14.



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