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Attacks on Brazil’s ecological paradises threaten biodiversity

Brazil's rich biodiversity is under attack from multiple fronts

Africa needs to cool down – urgently

The continent must develop technologies for cooling that don’t contribute to global warming

Pastor Shepherd Bushiri ministries fined R87 500

Church broke environmental law by going ahead with illegal construction.

​Why SA must push for renewables

Nuclear build dreams continue to stand in the way of the country being able to nourish itself with a mix of sun, wind and other energy sources.

Europe’s lazy storks hooked on takeaways

As a result of human influences and global environmental change, the migratory bird has taken to a more sedentary lifestyle.

Motor engine noise severely impacts marine life

Levels of noise similar to those at a rock concert are bombarding the world’s marine life, making it harder for them to hunt and to detect predators.

Companies guilty of air pollution get a five-year reprieve

The major air polluters had until April to get their act together, but a loophole in the law means corporates can ask for more postponements.

Citizen activists must lead

Enviromentalist Saliem Fakir looks at how attitudes to green issues have changed.

Mining may contaminate Zambezi water

A coal-mining venture in western Zimbabwe, allowed by a special presidential grant, could cause trouble with the country's neighbours.

Sishen fight gets really dirty

In its responding affidavit ICT cites former contractor's claims of serious environmental transgressions by Kumba.

Cape whales face new threat

Project would boost production at the refinery, allowing PetroSA to continue exploring South Africa's southern and western coasts.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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