South African Young Academy of Science

South Africa’s #SpekboomChallenge: Sorting the facts from the fantasies

South Africa’s #SpekboomChallenge: Sorting the facts from the fantasies
February 27, 2020 HaysHarvest
Is spekboom South Africa’s silver-bullet solution to becoming carbon neutral? Over the last few weeks, a viral trend known as the #SpekboomChallenge has dominated South Africa’s social media timelines. The challenge? To grow 10 or more spekboom (Portulacaria afra) plants in 2020 to offset part of your personal carbon footprint. As the impacts of anthropogenic…