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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

Threads of life: We have an opportunity to restore vital ecosystems

As the world celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity, we should commit to ensuring the natural world has what it needs to survive

Our wonderful wetlands need protection now

Humanity is amazed by our natural world but fails to value its importance to our survival

Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment wraps up in Durban today. It will hopefully provide solutions that will have tangible effects

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

A large majority of countries voted in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities

How we can restore our ecosystems

To secure our long-term future, we need to move away from an extractive, transactional economy

Institute of Retirement Funds Africa’s (IRFA) conference

Influences that affect the retirement fund ecosystem will be in the spotlight

The theme of the IRFA conference is ‘The Retirement Ecosystem: You Have The Power’

An ecosystem is a complex system of living organisms, their environment and all of their interrelationships in a particular unit of space

We’re causing an insect apocalypse

About 45% of insect species will become extinct in a few decades because they can’t evolve rapidly enough in a world changed by human activities

Partnerships for the goals: The role of the shared value ecosystem

A business is part of an ecosystem that it must support in equal measure to the support that it receives

Coral transplant raises hope over the survival of the Barrier Reef

​Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area in a project that could restore damaged ecosystems

​Spekboom can fix ecosystems, create jobs and suck up CO2 – if SA gets a carbon tax

Certain companies and some government departments oppose a carbon tax, killing off a great environmental project.

SA scientists reconstruct ancient ecosystems

Using Africa’s national parks, scientists have garnered essential information which will help refine their understanding of Earth's climate.

The Age of Man costs the Earth

The price of progress may be a reversal of the gains made unless we stop degrading ecosystems.

Mine lays claim to Mpumalanga water catchment area

The fate of land vital to South Africa's water security now rests with the ministers of mining and environmental affairs.

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Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued

CR17 report is not perfect, but the investigation was rational, court hears

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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

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