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The beauty of science

Beauty includes the mystical and wondrous interaction between man and nature and the mysterious symbiosis between life and art. So, make beauty the fastest arrow in your quiver.

Dave Pepler. Stellenbosch. 2015.

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Why Covid-19 is not man made

Why Covid-19 is not man made

In the midst of a horrific pandemic, there are still people who claim that this coronavirus was man-made. Here are the facts:

New coronavirus-variant: Should we be scared?

New coronavirus-variant: Should we be scared?

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Is this the end of Covid-19?

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About me

Dave Pepler is a well-known South African environmentalist. After growing up in Robertson in the Western Cape, he attended the Saasveld Forestry College for a National Diploma in Forestry, and also received an MPil in Zoology from Cambridge (UK).

From 1974 to 2005, Dave was a technician and senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University. During that time, Dave was consulted on many projects, both in South Africa and the African continent. Currently, he is best known for hosting the television programme, Groen.

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