My Favourite Links
These are some of the links on the internet which I think are worth visiting:
Local Green Blogs – these are the local green blogs I regularly read
http://www.urbansprout.co.za - covers all environmental issues and has a nice list of green service providers.
http://www.mothercityliving.co.za – a blog about the author’s activities in Cape Town with particular attention to organic and outdoor activities.
http://www.carbonsmart.com/ - a blog about reducing our ecological footprint.
http://www.ecostreet.com/ - a blog about all things green in Cape Town
Food Blogs – local food related blogs that I follow
http://www.rossouwsrestaurants.com – the blog and website for the well known restaurant guide book
Other blogs and related sites
http://www.amatomu.com – local blog feed aggregator. This is a good site to see posts from most blogs in one place. You can tag favourites and see what other people are reading, etc.
http://www.afrigator.com – another local blog feed aggregator.
Local Music – These are the websites of my favourite SA bands and musicians
- Cape Town
http://www.goldfishlive.com - If you haven’t heard of Goldfish yet, you must be sleeping under a rock
http://www.codamusic.co.za - Coda has an amazing sound, if you haven’t heard them yet, make it your mission
http://www.thedirtyskirts.com – Sort of a punk/rock sounds, reminds me sometimes of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
http://www.freshlyground.com – One of our international success stories
Charities I support – There are so many good causes, we all have to choose
http://www.ubunye.org – The Melkbos Childcare Centre
Online shopping – I do a lot of online shopping, it’s nice to be able to research the products properly and compare prices before buying.
http://www.kalahari.net – they are generally cheaper and often have good sales
Saving the planet – This is a broad topic encompassing all issues like environment, globalisation, genetic modification, etc
http://www.biophile.co.za/ - A local magazine which covers a wide variety of issues in a South African context
http://www.mindshiftmag.co.za - A fairly new environmental magazine which targets business people, very down to earth unlike Biophile which can be a bit too esoteric/spiritual
- GM Foods
http://www.safeage.org/ - These guys are campaigning for the compulsory labelling of GM foods. There is a lot of useful info on the site
http://www.biowatch.org.za/ - Biowatch SA promotes biological diversity and sustainable livelihoods while monitoring and researching genetically modified foods
http://www.wwf.org.za/sassi – The homepage of the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Go here to see what fishes are on the red/orange/green list so you know which you should and shouldn’t be ordering when eating out or buying fish