Heather Dugmore

Shell v Wild Coast: Science, research and erring on the side of caution

Court applicants have argued that the company should be required to conduct an environmental impact assessment, based on the best available science, which has advanced considerably since Shell’s permit to conduct seismic surveys was granted

Widespread starvation in Western Indian Ocean areas by 2035

Sixty million people in this region directly depend on the sea for food and livelihoods

Study highlights need for Southern Ocean marine conservation areas

The largest ever seabird and marine mammal tracking project says the world urgently needs to declare marine conservation areas

Project to heal the land a success

A partnership with chiefs, NGOs and businesses is helping Matatiele’s small-scale farmers adopt conservation practices and so turn a profit

Calling all creatives: Biodiversity needs a global advertising campaign

Marketing experts need to apply the human behaviour-change techniques they have mastered to convince everyone to start looking after the Earth

Musical drama ‘Hlakanyana’ offers biting social comment

The theatre piece draws on folklore and an Afrofuturist world to interrogate social ills

South Africa wins Newton prize for ocean science and food security

The award recognises the essential contribution to research made by a team studying the Western Indian Ocean which faces an ecosystems and livelihoods disaster

‘Elusive Spring’ reveals South Africa today

Mike van Graan’s 2012 political thriller comes to life again ― and its themes are more relevant than ever

How to assess our schools’ eReadiness

An easy-to-download app has been developed to assess and evaluate the information and communications technology (ICT) or e-readiness of all government schools in South Africa.

Covid-19 leaves SA at the mercy of overseas drug exporters

Scientists are seeking to manufacture key medications in South Africa, saving on costs and shoring up decreased supplies

Discover the cosmic people in a colouring-in book

This multi-meaning colouring-in book that will be launched on February 29 at The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town

The arts sector is economic gold

Artists everywhere are self-publishing and performing through social media to get their voices heard.

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