​Going green: SAA flies high in its maiden tobacco-fuelled flight

SAA has successfully flown a Boeing using biofuel. The power source will be more sustainable when it’s processed in South Africa.

What has SAA been smoking now?

A strain of tobacco holds the promise of biofuel for South African Airways's fleet of planes, but raises issues of feasibility and economic viability.

Fossil-fuel industry a grim reaper

Fifteen thousand South Africans are dying every year because of an economy based on burning fossil fuels.

Food comes before biofuel, says Oxfam

Biofuel producers have taken over land around the world that could feed nearly one billion people, says international charity Oxfam.

GM maize being developed for fuel instead of food

Campaigners say plants being grown in US may worsen global food crisis, while farmers express cross-contamination fears.

Biofuel scepticism prompts German summit

Politicians move to prevent a consumer backlash against biofuels from snowballing into a full-scale petrol shortage.

New era dawns for mini synfuels

Developing countries -- and the environment -- could benefit greatly from new technology that makes fuel and electricity from waste.

Biofuel and its local spin-offs on the agenda again

The debate about biofuel has largely been silent since the advent of the recession but as the economy slowly recovers the talk has begun again.


LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences