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Open letter: Dear Mr President

I want you to fully disclose the topic of climate change in your response to the Sona debate

Kruger loses 70% of rhinos in 10 years

The good news is that the drought has eased, poaching is down and the environment department is now not only focusing on the poachers but is going after crime syndicates

Dam levels in Northern Cape rise as cyclone Eloise dies out, hot weather expected again

The drought-stricken Northern Cape experienced some relief as heavy rainfall caused rivers and dams to overflow

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

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