Hydroelectric Dams

The Grand Inga delusion

The huge hydroelectric project is part of South African foreign policy, even though it makes little economic or environmental sense

Chinese workers brave Ebola and win friends

As workers fled the outbreak in West Africa, China International Water and Electric employees stayed put to finish the Kaleta dam in Guinea.

Who will the DRC’s Grand Inga Dam benefit?

Quietly and in incremental steps an energy megaproject is taking shape in one of Africa's least-developed countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zuma, Guebuza ignore effect of new hydro dam on residents

The proposed Mphanda Nkuwa dam will affect the livelihoods of 200 000 Mozambicans and force 1 400 households to relocate, writes James Morrissey.

Hydroelectric dams could threaten the ‘Grand Canyon of the east’

Dams on the Salween River could damage ecosystems, displace people and lead to potentially catastrophic seismic events, warn environmental groups.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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