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Act against Covid and climate crises

The government would do well to realise that these two disasters can’t be tackled separately

Editorial: Crocodile tears from the coalface

Pumping limited resources into a project that is predominantly meant to extend dirty coal energy in South Africa is not what local communities and the climate needs.

ANC: ‘We’re operating under conditions of anarchy’

In its latest policy documents, the ANC is self-critical and wants ‘consequence management’, yet it’s letting its members off the hook again

Barbara Creecy: ‘You can make a difference if you want to’

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, likes to watch the British medical drama series Casualty, she tells Sheree Bega

US elections: Neither candidate is taking climate change seriously

The climate policies of both parties are constrained because they are far too wedded to the neoliberal economic systems

South Africa’s southern right whale population is falling, research finds

Researcher Els Vermeulen has a whale of a time conducting an annual aerial survey of the country’s southern right whales. But decreasing numbers reveal the depressing nature of this work

Biodiversity loss threatens us all

South Africa has not signed the Leader’s Pledge for Nature, despite the Earth’s interdependent crisis of biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and climate change

Environmental destruction is the human rights challenge of our time: Archbishop Tutu

World leaders must choose between life or death for humanity, say climate justice activists at 10th Desmond Tutu international peace lecture

What a sustainable Covid-19 recovery could look like

Bioeconomy — using renewable biological resources — will allow Africa to transform its systems and create a viable economic future, global warming

Climate science’s blind spot for heat waves in southern Africa

The lack of detailed information on extreme heat impacts hinders disaster response and preparedness.

It’s time for a Green New Eskom

A better future for all South Africans is possible if we pursue a swift path to renewable energy

It’s time for a Great Reset of capitalism

The Covid-19 pandemic provides a chance to reflect on, reimagine and reset the global economic system

Covid-19 clarifies climate crisis

Unlike the virus, there is no treatment for global warming except to immediately abandon economic activities that cause it

Review: ‘Planet of the Humans’ is a mess. You should watch it

The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it.

Pandemic gives us a last chance to avert climate – and social – catastrophe

As Covid-19 upends life, it has taught us critical lessons and offers an opening to confront other crises. Political will is required, of course

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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