Insects

Lifetime Award for achievement by an individual

Leader and ‘complete bee person’

Editorial: Our moment of reckoning is now

'At the M&G we have committed to redoubling efforts to ensure we offer even greater prominence to the threat of climate change'

We’re causing an insect apocalypse

About 45% of insect species will become extinct in a few decades because they can’t evolve rapidly enough in a world changed by human activities

Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis

Trees in our cities are under serious threat from an invasive species of borer shooting across the country

Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods

Farmers needs a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance

Sex-crazed dragonfly on ‘suicide mission’

The tiny Pantala flavescens dragonfly embarks on intercontinental flights – sometimes catching a ride on a cyclone – just to find a mate.

Bugged by insects’ many names

Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location.

World’s biggest fly farm coming to Cape Town

Apart from its scenic tourist attractions, the Mother City will soon boast a massive commercial fly farm with 8.5-billion insects.

How to grow your own grasshoppers

United States-based designer Mansour Ourasanah, who grew up in West Africa, has come up with a very different kitchen appliance to help with dinner.

Waiter, open up a can of worms

They’re the ­answer to the world’s food woes, but can we stomach them? James Francis admits eating insects does not fly in the face of reason.

Dung beetles rolling to be cool

Researchers say dung beetles climb onto their dung balls to cool their feet in the midday sun.

Yebo gogga!

Spiders, snakes and other beings that fly or bite or crawl will be on show at Wits's annual exhibition of bugs, plants and animals.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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