Environmental Issues

Climate change is also a health crisis

"Future efforts must reflect the real costs of our fossil fuel economy and aid those most affected."

Criminal charges will hang over BP’s head until May

The company has argued that its reputation is being damaged, but the court would not be rushed

​Environmentalists are winning the battle for enforcement of the law

Triumphs in the courts over the past five years are forcing the state and companies to comply with the law.

​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.

Minerals department cuts budget for environmental oversight in mining

It's absurd for the mineral resources department to oversee environmental compliance, reflected in the drastic budget cut for investigating offences.

Government no longer ore-struck

The department of mineral resources faces increasing opposition from other state ministries, particularly environment, water and tourism.

Activists are dying as climate conferences potter on

It is dangerous to be an environmentalist - but governments should protect activists instead of ignore or prosecute them.

Ecuador digs deep to fight oil tyranny

On the back foot, the country is taking its titanic war of environmental pollution against US oil company Chevron to the court of public opinion.

Chinese lunar new year a subdued affair

China welcomed the Year of the Horse with toned down celebrations as people heeded govt pleas to go easy on firecrackers amid air pollution concerns.

‘We’ve hit the tipping point’

Ecofriendly products and methods are now regarded as essential, not mere indulgences.

Greening the daisies

An ecofriendly festival has its heart in the right place, but most revellers are just there for the jol.

Fish or foul

Young South Africans: She may be the 'water maverick', but can Bernelle Verster tell fish tank water from tap water?

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.