Leo Hickman

Europe eyes the Sahara as a green electricity source

Massive solar projects, spearheaded by Germany, have the cautious approval of the Arab League.

Under siege: Climate scientists defend work ahead of COP17

Climate scientists are on the defensive after damaging emails were leaked in a bid to discredit evidence of global warming ahead of the Durban summit.

Will electric cars ever take over the roads

Their detractors say they are too pricey and tricky to charge. But a select fleet of drivers has been testing a prototype electric Mini.

The new kind of sex party sweeping the US

'We're having a sex party. We'd be delighted if you could come." That got your attention, didn't it? Don't be surprised if you receive an invitation.

Addiction or simply a harmless pastime?

You know your gaming habit has got out of hand when you start wearing a nappy to allow you precious extra minutes at the screen.

Big is back

Small is beautiful. This has been the prevailing mood in tourism over the past decade. We want boutique hotels, cosy B&Bs, family-run restaurants serving local fare, city breaks, modest rental cottages, cycling holidays. We shun the sweeping all-you-can-eat hotel buffets, multinational hotel chains, giant cruise ships, carpets of sun loungers on the beach.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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