Environment

A Chinese farm in Africa

Chinese farmers are moving away from their small fields at home and see Africa as the land of potential, writes Lila Buckley.

Tyre industry gets to grips with recycling

Court puts a spoke in producers' wheel by agreeing that they are responsible for their products' waste.

‘Tiger man’ Varty issues rhino horn challenge

"Tiger Man" John Varty has suggested that breeders should defy the government's trade ban and stage a high-profile global auction of horns.

Segorong community ousted to make way for mine expansion

The mining must go ahead. Its pincers are tearing into a community that happens to live on top of land that holds precious minerals.

Shark conservation plan in the balance at landmark talks

A ban on shark finning and the adoption of a global shark conservation plan is being sought at a meeting of more than 50 countries in Bonn this week.

China takes a huge step in reducing carbon emissions

China has agreed to work with the EU to create its own carbon trading system. This will create a large pool of funding for sustainable development.

Climate change is already damaging global economy

A report has found the economic impact of global warming is costing the world more than $1.2-trillion a year, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP.

Wildlife expert mauled in leopard attack

A wildlife expert employed by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency is recovering in the Nelspruit Mediclinic after being savaged by a leopard.

Russia won’t cut emissions under extended Kyoto climate pact

Russia has confirmed it will not make cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from 2013 under the UN's Kyoto Protocol, joining Canada and Japan.

The expendables? Most endangered species listed

Scientists ask whether humans care only for species from which they can extract benefit, and dismiss the rest as "worthless".

Shell criticised for limited drill testing in Alaska

Greenpeace says the oil company used "stock-car race" recklessness in testing its capping stack to prevent a Gulf of Mexico-style blowout.

Caribbean coral reefs on the verge of collapse

With less than 10% of the Caribbean's reefs showing live coral cover, one of the world's most important ecosystems is in danger of utter devastation.

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