Biodiversity

Our wonderful wetlands need protection now

Humanity is amazed by our natural world but fails to value its importance to our survival

Africa must tell the rest of the world that we are not their dumping ground

The continent has long received more than its fair share of the world’s toxic waste, endangering the health of people who are exposed to it

Africa’s genetic material is still being misused

Legislation as well as academic research governance bodies have failed to safeguard the rights of participants from Africa in genomics research.

Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment wraps up in Durban today. It will hopefully provide solutions that will have tangible effects

Repairing ecosystems is costly, but doing nothing is criminal

The international ecological restoration conference takes place in Cape Town next week

How we can restore our ecosystems

To secure our long-term future, we need to move away from an extractive, transactional economy

Planet Earth: Declare an emergency

Humans must urgently redefine a good quality life — and it should not include buying stuff

The fossil fuel industry is killing our future

Allowing offshore hydrocarbon exploration betrays government’s compact with the youth

Unstoppable momentum of habitat loss could compromise sustainable life on Earth

Tough decisions ahead for humankind, if we hope to save the planet

The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance

Tanzania faces the challenge of conserving forests in a developing country with a rapidly expanding population.

Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa

Woody plants' cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades

Deforestation in tropical Africa is not as bad as previously thought

Tropical deforestation can release a huge amount of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change

Latest

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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

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