Environment

Australians trapped by bushfires told ‘too late to leave’

Authorities told residents in fire-stricken regions to seek shelter, warning they had no time to escape before their communities were engulfed

Even in best case scenario, oceans will rise dramatically

The sea level can be expected to rise by at least a metre by 2300 in the unlikely event greenhouse gas emissions fall to zero in the next 11 years

Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced

The department of water and sanitation has plans in place to ensure adequate water supply until 2040 and beyond

Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say

Experts say the ease of streaming services comes with a hefty environmental price tag

Filthy factory torments neighbours

Headaches, bloody noses and metal shards falling out of the sky — people in Kuils River say living next to a factory is sickening

The horror: Tales of climate change

A year after the UN sounded the klaxon, warning of ‘some countries becoming dysfunctional’ thanks to the climate crisis, governments aren’t responding

Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants

Johannesburg uses 530-million more litres of water than it is allowed to – every single day

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding

Researches have looked at how climate change has affected the UN mission in Somalia and how it has strengthened radical groups

‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing

From pangolins to pythons, species are being threatened by poachers for lucrative markets. A Namibian tells of her bid to make a difference

‘My future’s a desert if we don’t act’

Young people are demanding that governments act against climate change. Here is a Cape Town schoolgirl who laid a legal complaint at the UN

Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth

The researchers say that an estimated 12.7-million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year

We’re killing off life, but there is hope

Sipho Kings reports on the findings of a mega government report on the state of our plants and animals, and what’s being done to secure their future

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income