Ecosystems

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.

Latest

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

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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