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Dust erosion harms SA’s food bowl

If micronutrients are blown away and the soil dries, the Free State maize crop is threatened

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

Kicking coal can improve our water supply to all

South Africa’s dependence on the fossil fuel and burning it in power stations uses 5% of water and pollutes even more

Climate change is fuelling social tensions and conflict

Governments need to understand how environmental conditions affect migration and economy

Seven lean years in the Northern Cape

As the Karoo hopes for an end to its worst drought in a generation, the region’s history may hold important lessons for its future

Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

Goats against climate change

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

Drought, depression and decolonisation

The Eastern Cape government recently declared the province a drought disaster area. And as the climate crisis worsens, so does our mental health

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding

Researches have looked at how climate change has affected the UN mission in Somalia and how it has strengthened radical groups

Responding to the climate crisis

Carbon emmissions continue to soar, but the urgency of the moment is driving change around the world

Avoiding a water crisis, one nudge at a time

NSTF-Water Research Commission Award

Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change

Sorghum, which is in the same family as millet, is the world's fifth-most important cereal crop

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

Change for climate a risky business

South Africa must adapt rapidly if it is to mitigate the negative effects of the low-carbon transition

Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda

After being promised reimbursement for financial assistance, Gift of the Givers has been left high and dry by the water and sanitation department

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries