Greenhouse Gases

‘Ghost’ flights are yet another example of our polluting ways

Due to covid-19, there are aeroplanes jetting about with few, if no passengers in them, which means those planes are releasing unnecessary greenhouse gases that will trap heat and warm this planet for decades to come

Countering climate denialism requires taking on right-wing populism. Here’s how

Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism

SA, like others, flunks emissions report card

The latest report card on how we are doing as a country to reduce emissions is in — and we’re not doing well

Climate models update: It’s hotter than we thought

Scientists using new climate models say a bigger heat rise than expected is possible by the end of the century

Climate crisis demands a global tax

Voluntary emissions cuts do not work: a uniform levy will end corruption and spread the burden of reform more fairly

Iceland turns carbon dioxide to rock for cleaner air

​In the heart of Iceland's volcano country, 21st-century alchemists are transforming carbon dioxide into rock for eternity

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high — UN

The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency's annual flagship report, tracks the content of dangerous gases in the atmosphere

Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat

"Coal use is dropping globally, with a 5.9% reduction last year."

Why this matters: Environment department paves way for more coal-fired power plants

The largest emitter of greenhouse gases in South Africa is Eskom’s fleet of coal-fired power stations, which make up half of national emissions.

G7 nations to stop subsidising fossil fuels

The seven economies will stop propping up coal, gas and oil by 2025. But giant greenhouse gas emitters China and India haven’t made the pledge.

Oregano will cut cows’ wind and climate change

Famous for complementing Mediterranean and Mexican cooking, the herb could now be a key ingredient in lowering global greenhouse gas emissions.

Norway plans to put brakes on deforestation

Norway has announced plans to step up its efforts as part of "first aid" to slow climate change.

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Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

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Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories