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Residents raise a stink over landfill

The years-long battle against the EnviroServ waste site at Shongweni has taken a new turn

NSPCA wins lion bone trade case against department

The export of 800 lion skeletons was considered to be unlawful and constitutionally invalid by Judge Jody Kollapen

R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders

In a world-first, South Africa has quantified the damage done by invasive species. Sipho Kings breaks down the new report

‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies

The minister is reported to have passed away after a period of illness

Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay

The department of environmental affairs wants trout declared an invasive species, but a lobby group says this move will kill an important industry

Don’t refuse, recycle

Household waste is a major problem but if properly handled, it can be a valuable resource

Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis

A short-term solution is nine regional landfills and recycling. In 10 years they will be gone

Earthlife Africa wins South Africa’s first climate change case

The group successfully challenged a government decision to confirm the construction of a proposed coal-fired power station.

Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed

The decision came on the second day of COP22, where South Africa is negotiating how the Paris Agreement will play out.

Firm fed toxic waste to pigs, claims government

A supplier to the police forensic laboratories faces charges of dumping dangerous chemicals.

Open letter to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

Environmental NGOs write an open letter to the Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Hundreds of rhino to be evacuated from Kruger Park

The department of environmental affairs has announced plans to relocate 'up to 500' rhino from the Kruger Park in a bid to thwart escalating poaching.

Scenarios guide decisions

LTASs will help to inform key decisions on future development and adaptation planning.

SA’s response to climate change

An effective response to climate change depends on measures as comprehensive as the causes of what has been accepted as a global threat to life.

SA to demand fairness at COP19

Climate Change Conference expected to determine the parameters of the global response to climate change beyond 2020.

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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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