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South Africa’s cities opt for clean energy

Efforts to reduce carbon emissions will hinge on the transport sector

How designing ‘green’ buildings can help to combat the climate crisis

South Africa’s buildings account for 40% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. But the City of Johannesburg’s new draft green buildings policy aims to change that

Editorial: Crocodile tears from the coalface

Pumping limited resources into a project that is predominantly meant to extend dirty coal energy in South Africa is not what local communities and the climate needs.

Wake-up call for SA’s coal-dependent energy sector

The government needs to invest in sustainable energy solutions to ensure economic recovery

Fossil fuel support lands SA in the G20 dog box

South Africa has been ranked the second worst performer of the G20 non-OECD member countries, behind Saudi Arabia, for its lack of transparency and continued support for fossil production, fossil-fuel based power and consumption of fossil fuels

Air pollution link in 15% of global Covid-19 deaths

Researchers have found that, because ambient fine particulate air pollution aggravates comorbidities, it could play a factor in coronavirus fatalities

How to build a women-powered, green-energy transition

As the globe moves towards greener energy practices, more women must be included in this new growth sector, for the benefit of all

Review: ‘Planet of the Humans’ is a mess. You should watch it

The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it.

Floods in Ireland: A postcard from the edge of the climate crisis

It seems that politicians aren’t paying attention to the floods, fires and droughts spinning our world out of control

Air pollution costs $2.9 trillion a year — NGO

The new figure is in line with World Health Organisation estimates of 4.2 million deaths each year linked to ground-level air pollution, mostly from heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections in children

‘We will continue to strike against climate change’

People of all ages must challenge governments and fossil fuel industries to do more than pay lip service to the global crisis

Anti-coal lobby happy with Standard Bank vote on disclosing carbon emissions

Lobbyist are happy with the results at Standard Bank’s first shareholder resolution on a climate-related issue.

One million species risk extinction due to humans — draft UN report

Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers

The electrification of transport could transform our future

Electric vehicles can store off-peak energy and return it to the system when required

Editorial: We must act now to save the world

'Large corporates aren’t doing anything about climate change because they only care about returns on profit this quarter'

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FNB dragged into bribery claims

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Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa