Steering more than a billion people away from absolute poverty is not straightforward
It is evident that the country needs a reworked mining and environmental management regulation framework
The exhibition highlights the relationship between humans and their ecosystem, and offers a glimpse into a possible future
Mines offer jobs and promise other benefits, but people are increasingly more concerned about the harm mining does to the land, air and water on which they depend
It’s affordable and in style, but cheap can be nasty; it uses vast quantities of water, pollutes and contributes to climate change
Polo South Africa works with local wool producers for sustainable garments
Vodacom and WWF have set the tone for a global partnership prioritising ocean conservation
These include retraining workers who face retrenchment and developing supply chains that give opportunities to small, micro and medium enterprises
Pollution, land use changes, monocropping and climate change are threatening honey bees and, in turn, food security
Scientists on both sides weigh in as concerns are raised over animals’ welfare and viability of ambitious project to repopulate Asian savannah
But questions remain over viability of contentious project
A clean environment is a constitutionally recognised right in South Africa but one that is routinely violated
There cannot be talk about ocean justice and human rights without actively involving those whose lives are entwined with the ocean
So far 151 vultures have been poisoned in the Zululand region in 2022
Lapalala Wilderness School teaches children in Limpopo about biodiversity and how to take care of the environment
Even without water restrictions, it simply doesn’t make sense to keep flushing drinkable water down the toilet
Population growth and increased activity in coastal areas will negatively impact marine ecosystems unless we find sustainable solutions
Rich in resources but largely unrecognised, those in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic eke out a livelihood under harsh conditions.
Holland pulls out of Energy Charter Treaty over climate change concerns
No one has been arrested for the murder of fierce opponent of coal mining operation in KwaZulu-Natal Fikile Ntshangase
Civil society and affected people must be involved in the development of an investment plan and in discussions with international partners
The world must use the United Nations Climate Change Conference to inspire an approach to mitigation and adaptation that is based on trust, justice and equity
South Africa is running out of landfill space for our solid waste, which also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions – but the good news is we can easily be part of the solution
Anita Soina has written an easily-understood book called The Green War and started a grass-roots organisation to raise awareness and action to combat global warming
The wellbeing of our country and every person living in it depends on a healthy environment — the ecological carrying capacity
The EU, US and China wield the most carbon emissions, yet Africa is left paying the price, again. The continent needs to build its own resilience to combat a declining economy.
Amid corruption, poor service delivery and the fight for democratic space, there is the possibility of creating a decentralised, organic compost system that is community-owned and supports Harare’s sizeable urban agricultural sector
In June, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change released a report on the gender-differentiated impacts of climate change. Drawing on hundreds of peer-reviewed sources from around the world, the report painted a grim picture of how women are already facing significantly elevated risks of climate harm. The research also confirmed that climate change […]
The country’s captive lion population of 9 000 is three times the size of the wild lion population.
The noise, dust and shockwaves from blasts harm people’s health and infrastructure
The West seems more fixated on spending on the military rather than addressing the climate catastrophe.
South Africa needs to improve its resilience against climate related catastrophes such as floods, locust swarms and increasing temperatures
An homage to selected dying trees, ‘A Still Life’ provides viewers with an opportunity to consider a moment of connection between humans, trees and the natural environment