Yolandi Groenewald

Zuma’s rural project under fire

A rural development project in Nkandla, chaired by President Zuma, has drawn fire for being ill-conceived and for allegedly bullying government.

Kyoto at heart of brewing climate change storm

The Kyoto Protocol once again took centre stage at this week's round of climate negotiations, indicating that a fight is brewing ahead of COP17.

Vietnam to dispel rhino horn myths

A meeting between Vietnam and South Africa revealed that the Vietnamese were completely unaware of the scale of the horn-smuggling racket on its soil.

Crunch time for Kyoto

The treaty expires at the end of the year and the pressure is on to negotiate an extension.

At the global climate change conference

<strong>Yolandi Groenewald</strong>'s guide to the climate change negotiations will help you steer your way through it like a greenhouse gas expert.

WWF takes issue with rhino horn ‘consumer countries’

Despite the dramatic increase in rhino poaching, "consumer states" such as China, Thailand and Vietnam have not prosecuted one case.

Hand heritage: The telling anatomy of an ancestor

New evidence suggests Karabo, the <i>Australopithecus sediba</i> fossil may have been a vital evolutionary stage in the long ascent of our species.

Mining threat to Ramsar wetland

Locals are objecting to prospecting rights granted to a BEE company 'with no mining experience at all'.

SA firm ‘helped’ Gaddafi spy on the people of Libya

A Stellenbosch engineering firm has been propelled into the limelight as a supplier of spy technology to the Gaddafi dictatorship.

Mapungubwe mining go-ahead

Government has agreed that Australian-listed miner Coal of Africa can proceed with the Vele coal mine.

Foreign ownership of land to be curtailed

Foreign ownership of South African land is set for a radical change in terms of the green paper on land reform approved by the Cabinet this week.

Soap-maker helps to clean up water

Washdays are contaminating our environment, a Water Research Council report has found.

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