Arctic Ice

Mayhem as sea ice melts in heating world

“We’ve fallen off the cliff. We’re not approaching the cliff. We’ve fallen off it.”

Shrinking ice caps mean polar bears use more energy to find food

Research suggests that bears are catching fewer seals and moving greater distances than they did historically

Global warming and the melting Arctic is the ‘new normal’

The year was the second warmest in modern times for the fragile Arctic, said the peer-reviewed report compiled by 85 scientists from 12 nations.

​It’ll cost R6.5-trillion to save the Arctic, but it’ll be worth it

The Arctic ice sheet is dwindling at a catastrophic rate, but researchers say building 10-million wind-powered pumps could save it.

UN finds global temperatures continue to soar

The United Nations says that 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occured since the turn of the new millennium.

On thin ice: Arctic shelf shrinks to record low

Scientists fear the Arctic could be entirely ice-free in summer by the middle of the century – if not sooner.

Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest recorded levels

The Arctic sea's ice shrink record is widely seen by scientists as a strong signal of long-term climate warming.

Mankind responsible for 70% of radical Arctic ice melt

A study has found only 30% of radical loss of the Arctic's ice is due to natural variability in the Atlantic, and it will probably get worse.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it