Andreas Späth

Solarpunk: visions of a greener future

2015-11-23 09:48

I love speculative fiction. Connoisseurs of ‘serious’ literature may dismiss this and related genres as less-than, juvenile, well, just too damn unrealistic. says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Photo safaris trump trophy hunting

2015-11-16 14:01 1271 views

In July, the illegal killing of Zimbabwe’s iconic lion Cecil re-ignited the debate over the desirability of trophy hunting in Africa, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Climate change: 3rd degree burns

2015-11-09 10:26 1563 views

If there’s one number we’ve heard about endlessly in connection with the climate change debate it’s this: 2oC, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Solar power shines in Africa

2015-11-02 10:01 1692 views

Africa has immense potential to generate electricity from sunlight. In fact, the continent should really be leading the rest of the world in this department, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Why eat organic?

2015-10-26 14:00 1081 views

Growing food organically makes a lot of sense to me, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Coal – alive and kicking

2015-10-05 10:27 1507 views

Sadly, reports of the demise of coal as a source of energy have been greatly exaggerated, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

International conference shuns local lion film

2015-09-21 15:00 1899 views

Despite repeated requests from South African attendees, the organisers of an international travel conference have decided not to include the acclaimed new documentary ‘Blood Lions’ in their programme, says Andreas Wilson-Späth


Is recycling a waste of time?

2015-10-19 13:35 2953 views

Recycling is a schlep, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Should coal mining trump the environment in Mpumalanga?

2015-09-28 09:28 764 views

What’s more important, exporting coal or having clean water? It might sound a bit flippant, but that, in essences, is at the centre of an ongoing tug of war that is playing itself out in Mpumalanga, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Natural born hunters?

2015-09-14 11:01 2175 views

There’s a huge difference between killing an animal for sustenance or subsistence, and hunting it for a trophy or for ‘sport’, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


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