Environmental Impact

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.


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