Christiana Figueres

Rise in carbon level reaches two-million-year high

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have hit 400 parts per million, a level not seen in two-million years.

Landmark roadmap sets climate change course for 2015

After two and a half days of round-the-clock discussions at the end of COP17, global leaders have finally agreed on a course to fight climate change.

COP17 protesters to lay charges after march attack

Protesters who were attacked with water bottles and stones in a civil society march during COP17 in Durban intend opening a criminal case.

Dissonance in Durban

Protesters marched through the streets of Durban on Saturday morning creating a spectacle that was worlds apart from the solemn climate change talks.

Rays of hope at COP17

The science is clear: even if Durban delivers a second round of carbon-cutting commitments and everyone agrees, climate change will accelerate.

Trust issues stalk COP17 as UN climate talks open

The UN climate talks in Durban have kicked off amid distrust over carbon cuts, and worries that the Kyoto Protocol will be "murdered on African soil".

‘Last-ditch’ UN climate talks kick off at COP17 in Durban

UN talks to save the Kyoto Protocol begin today in Durban, aimed at cutting emissions blamed for rising sea levels, intense storms and crop failures.

UN climate tsar warns on expiration of Kyoto pledges

Pledges to cut carbon emissions are due to expire next year without new binding commitments from developed nations, the UN's climate chief has warned.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

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

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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

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