Cyclone Idai

To silence the guns in Africa, nature must be restored

The world needs a new deal to protect its natural environment

Bid to settle Mars could solve Earth’s crisis

Africa must be part of developing technology that may make inhabiting the Red Planet possible and help the continent survive climate change

Goats against climate change

There is a simple way to boost climate resilience for farmers in vulnerable regions: investment in goat markets

‘We will have to begin from zero’

Six months after Mozambique was hit by cyclones Idai and Kenneth, recovery is far from complete

Even superpowers can’t handle superstorms

Before we get to the response to Cyclone Idai, it is worth reminding ourselves about how richer countries respond to similar natural disasters.

Africa needs a green new deal

There is funding for renewable energy if countries include climate action in their economic plans

Afrobarometer: Climate change literacy still low in Africa

Despite Africa bearing the brunt of erratic global weather patterns, many people are still unfamiliar with climate change, a new survey says

Three months after Cyclone Idai, the region desperately needs help

A lot is at stake and the cost of reconstruction is very high

As cyclones and droughts hit Africa, it’s time to demand climate justice

As the continent most affected by climate change, African countries must have a strong interest in limiting the temperature below 1.5° C

Conflict and cost hamper Mozambique cyclone response

Cyclone recovery has been further complicated by the cost of humanitarian and reconstruction efforts as well as a mysterious insurgency

‘I don’t know how my children will survive’: Zimbabwe in crisis

Cyclone Idai washed away the crops that survived a savage drought, leaving 70% of the population in dire need of food.

Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique

Forecasters at Meteo-France warned that Kenneth could trigger waves off Mozambique's northeastern shore as much as five metres higher than usual

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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

Press Releases

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