Tunicia Phillips

Floods cast spotlight on education’s climate risks

Future-proofing schools against the damaging effects of global climate change is essential

Just three car models make up nearly 50% of SA fatal crashes — study

‘Toyota Quantum and HiAce vehicles are on road on a semi-full-time basis and travel more kilometres vs other models and would, thus, be exposed to more on-road conflict situations,’ the report reads

Environmental education is in the syllabus but teaching it is a battle

Institutions and nonprofits have stepped in to provide training, manuals and other support.

Nine dead: Police descend on lawless ‘Lapland’ at Goudkoppies landfill

The police operation coincided with the discovery of another four bodies near the site on Johannesburg’s Golden Highway on Wednesday morning

Snap a butterfly and Whatsapp it to global census

Butterfly and moth species, which are indicators of change in ecosystems, are declining with some becoming extinct.

SA whistleblowers call for reform of Protected Disclosures Act

Whistleblowers also want the introduction of compensation to a whistleblower for loss of livelihoods, income, life savings, pensions and reputations

Residents warned City of Joburg about deadly Goudkoppies landfill years before murders

The residents live less than 500 metres from the landfill and have, for several years, complained to the city’s various entities.

Timeline: State security-compromising attacks

Eskom, parliament, constitutional court, looting could all be linked. ‘We smell a rat’, says Blade Nzimande

NPA and Hawks set up joint task force to prosecute state capture accused

Zondo commission’s first report released earlier this month recommends prosecution for about 20 individuals implicated in graft at state-owned entities

Zondo: Prasa and SAA whistleblowers needed protection

The report recommends that the government establishes a public procurement anti-corruption agency to ‘formulate measures for the making of reports by whistleblowers and for their protection and incentivisation’

Sluice gates opened as Vaal Dam reaches maximum capacity

Farmers have been warned to move equipment and to avoid crossing flooded low lying bridges.

An Eskom-free future is on the cards

Corporates are already wheeling electricity and planning alternative power plants, and many households are using a mixture of energy sources

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