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Residents raise a stink over landfill

The years-long battle against the EnviroServ waste site at Shongweni has taken a new turn

Volunteers fill municipal-sized hole

Athandiwe Saba continues her reporting with a story about the people of Standerton who have taken it on themselves to fix things

Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite...

Some evacuations in George as firefighters battle blaze, Outeniqua Pass closed

The Outeniqua fire remains active in Waboomskraal, on the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountain above Witfontein Plantation, as well as in Karatara

Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

The timing of the recall, which was issued last month, is already the subject of a government probe

Miners rescued after a fire at Harmony Gold

The fire is believed to have started while maintenance work was being carried out on an air cooler.

St Francis Bay fire destroys over 100 homes

Kouga Municipality said the fire, which had burned down more than 100 houses in St Francis Bay, is now under control.

Springs fire: ‘They have lost everything’

Captain Johannes Ramphora on Monday described the scene of a deadly fire that killed 12 people at the Struisbult Care Centre in Springs as "terrible".

Signal Hill fire contained

An overnight veld fire on the slopes of Signal Hill above Cape Town has been contained, the city's Fire and Rescue Services said on Friday.

Dozens killed in Chile prison fire

A fire broke out at a prison in the Chilean capital early on Wednesday, killing 81 inmates and injuring many more.

Investigators probe Pretoria court fire

Investigators on Thursday sifted through burned-out remains of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court's third floor to determine what had caused a fire.

Blaze closes Pretoria Magistrate’s Court

A blaze that ripped through the third floor of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday brought the wheels of justice to a halt.

Fire at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court

Firefighters were battling a fire at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Retirement-home fire: Death toll rises

Four more people have died as a result of a fire at a Nigel retirement home, raising the death toll to 22, the Gauteng health department said.

Cops probe cause of deadly fire at retirement home

Forensic experts on Tuesday combed through a burnt-down retirement home looking for clues as to what started a blaze that killed 18 people.

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Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

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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

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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