Climate Change

Covid-19 has a silver lining

The outbreak and the response to it is showing us that many things are possible, including the provision of water to waterless municipalities

Southern Africa’s dangerous information gap exacerbates natural disasters

During Cyclone Idai, responses were hampered by a shortage of reliable information. This has worrying implications for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 comes at a big cost to limiting climate change

Covid-19 seems to have resulted in a drop in carbon emissions, but this is at a terrible cost to life and the economy. It is unlikely to last.

The collective psychology of Covid-19

How we respond will determine how well we, and other people around us, survive the current crisis

Richard Calland: Covid-19 can have positive outcomes

Democracy and social welfare may get a boost and blind capitalism may see that it’s unsustainable

Climate change is fuelling social tensions and conflict

Governments need to understand how environmental conditions affect migration and economy

Climate change — the only-catastrophically-bad good news

As dark as things are, with Eskom sputtering and another recession in full swing, this country is packed with ingenuity and hope.

Dear EFF, it’s time for radical renewable transformation

The party’s vision for Eskom seems to be one designed to benefit vested interests rather than the greater good

The green economy – a win-win strategy for South Africa

On a provincial level, programmes such as Gauteng’s The Innovation Hub are helping to create green economic growth

Floods in Ireland: A postcard from the edge of the climate crisis

It seems that politicians aren’t paying attention to the floods, fires and droughts spinning our world out of control

The commons, not the market

Greening the financial system is essential, but the environment can’t be shoehorned into the logic of finance

The Year of the Locust

About 25 years ago, Baldwyn Torto and his team taught themselves to talk to locusts. Now, Simon Allison brings you the story of the swarms eating their way across the continent

Latest

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders