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The decade that decides our fate

If we don’t do enough, in a decade’s time there’ll be droughts, floods, wildfires and crop failure on an apocalyptic scale

World “sleepwalking into catastrophe” — WEF

World Economic Forum warns that little action is being taken on climate change as the world splinters

COP24 ignores dire climate warnings

The climate conference delivered a rulebook but nations failed to pledge to do more to cut emissions

EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5% by 2030

The targets will require new cars sold in 2030 to emit 37.5% less carbon dioxide on average compared to 2021 levels

COP24: Nations agree on global climate pact rules after impasse

Nearly 200 countries overcame divisions, producing 156-page rule book for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement

Money issues bedevil climate talks

But SA’s delegation leader Derek Hanekom believes everyone wants to see a deal reached

Sadly, vegans can’t save Earth

Reducing the carbon footprint of farming will take more than some individual action

Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief

The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at 'well under' two degrees Celsius

Editorial: Your earth, take action

Change is happening at such a rate that animals, plants and ecosystems cannot evolve fast enough to survive

Bolsonaro spells ecological disaster for Brazil – and the world

'To make destroying the environment even easier, Bolsonaro pledged to merge the environment and agriculture ministries'

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it — UN

New calculations by the UN's top science panel sharply reduce the real-world potential for drawing CO2 out of the air

UN report confronts nations with tough choices on climate

Of hundreds of climate models in 2015 projecting a low-carbon future, only two or three aimed for a 1.5℃ global warming cap

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.

Macron’s green record under scrutiny as top minister quits

When Nicolas Hulot agreed to join Macron's government, campaigners dared to hope for a radical shift towards greener policies

Gatvol Capetonian trades on untruths

The group’s stance is in line with the rise of global populism, which is rooted in falsehood

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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