Patrick Galey

Global science and environment correspondent for AFP.

Slash emissions now or miss 1.5°C goal, UN warns

The UNEP said that global emissions need to fall by 7.6%, each year, every year until 2030 to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C

New universe map unearths 300 000 more galaxies

The known universe just got a lot bigger

Smart ants cut the needless chatter

A new study suggests they build super-highways without having to communicate with each other

Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

Eight African cities featured in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index

Fears for Amazon after Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency

Bolsonaro, who won 55% of the vote in a run-off on Sunday, issued a series of campaign pledges that left many fearing for the future of the Amazon

Women scientists still ‘undervalued’ despite twin Nobel wins

Canadian scientist Donna Strickland became just the third woman in history to win the Nobel Physics Prize

Nations round on US, allies as UN climate talks wrap up

Talks foundered over the key issue of how efforts to limit climate change are funded and how contributions are reported.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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