The much-loathed cockroach is the inspiration for a new robot which has been earmarked for a range of uses, including search and rescue missions.
Earth is going to slowly burn up and gangs will be key to survival, so form a clan and gather all the canned food, seeds, water and weapons you can.
South African soil is unsuited to ploughing and farmers have found an alternative way to plant in no-till farming.
SA’s major polluters are going ahead with plans to offset their emissions, lowering pollution in one place to save money and continue polluting.
Poaching levels might have dropped in South Africa, but the number of rhino killed across the continent has hit record levels.
Water authorities are setting up schemes to supply water to the three million residents who are faced with shortages, thanks to the ongoing drought.
Researchers say the thermal warming of oceans has been underestimated and is causing sea levels to rise at double the expected pace.
Research out this week shows that the recent temperature record-breaking years are caused by human endeavours that drive global warming.
Crops should be in the ground and white maize starting to germinate. But only half the national crop has been planted and less than that will survive.
The margin by which 2015 beat the previous year has been flagged by three weather agencies as cause for great concern.
The rate of rhino poaching has dramatically slowed, with fewer animals killed in this year than in 2014.
Our metros are killing us. Poor planning means that the heat islands trap air pollution – but SA’s cities think about ways to bring temperatures down.
Solar power has a key piece to play as South Africa continues to assemble its large energy puzzle.
Paris talks failed the most vulnerable, but that failure could be fixed as the world’s governments have at least agreed to head in the same direction.
Data from the UK Meteorological Office shows that 2015 will surpass last year as the hottest year on record.
The Paris climate talks ended with an agreement that is at once both historic, important – and inadequate.
Hot air at the talks may mean our planet will still be 3°C hotter by the end of the century.
With just this week left for negotiators to haggle, the critical Paris climate meeting still has to overcome fundamental disagreements.
A cacophony of climate deniers is trying to fool us into thinking we should not be planning for the future. Here’s how to spot one, writes Sipho Kings