El Nino

The real water crisis: Not understanding what’s needed

The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn't know what it doesn't know

Our last gasp before we burn

The few who survive the disasters of our own making will not escape the day of reckoning

An El Niño away from water crisis

Outdated data, debt and mismanagement — Gauteng’s water plans predict a crisis. But it will be averted if people cut their water use by 30%

Earth faces climactic moment

A UN report warns about the effect of global warming but says the tools exist to avert this fate

Food insecurity rising in Africa

The continent’s farmers have to become more resilient to survive changing climate patterns and extreme weather events

The unbearable lightness of being

M&G’s doomsday reporter has returned from his sabbatical seeking that elusive silver lining

Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events

The purpose of the forum is to generate demystified and interpreted weather and climate information to assess the options and possible remedies

Climate change demands that we must adapt

Extreme weather phenomena are occurring and this is having a ripple effect throughout the world

Malagasy women take on drought

In the dry southern part of the island it is largely the women who have to find water and food to ensure the survival of their families

El Niño dramatically increases number of cholera cases

50 000 more cases in East Africa each year, and 30 000 fewer cases in Southern Africa each year, when phenomenon is in full force

​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods

Inadequate infrastructure and clogged storm water drains are costing lives as extreme weather patterns become more frequent.

​Aussie scientists give 1830 as the year when human-driven global warming kicked off

From examining corals and fossilised marine animals, researchers have been able to detect tell-tale signs of the oceans starting to heat up.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it