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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

Nattrass’s article should be retracted rather than debated

The relationship between science and ethics is inextricable and a study that does not consider the latter in its design cannot be supported

The thought police at UCT should address transformation, not pass a judgment of racism

My analysis has led the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa to have a stronger focus on topics that have a clear bearing on social justice, conservation and community conservancies

Unnatural: Conservation is yet another legacy of colonialism

Using assumptions and faulty tools leads to racist conclusions about why so few black students are taking up biological sciences

World’s most advanced ocean research vehicle

The state-of-the-art vessel will accommodate 60 scientists and 30 crew

No single nation has the capacity

'The oceans are a global savings account from which we keep making only withdrawals'

On protecting wildlife, SADC is leading the way

As leaders meet in London to discuss how to combat the illegal wildlife trade, maybe they should learn some lessons from southern Africa

Greening Awards: Editor’s Note and Categories

There is always hope for a better world

Community Conservation and Resilience

Winner: Aller River Pilot Project

The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek

Two hundred elephants will be transferred from a Limpopo nature reserve to Mozambique in an effort to restore elephant populations there

Public-private partnerships crucial for SA’s national parks

Tourism is becoming an increasingly important mainstay of the South African economy

Protecting African wildlife

TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher through research and its outputs by an individual

New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation

From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world

Caught on camera: Large mammals are back in Gabon’s Batéké Park

Camera traps in the Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon are showing some interesting finds.

Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania

A new study is finding that community-based wildlife conservation can quickly result in clear ecological success.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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