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Day Zero: Lessons for cities in Global South

For Cape Town to survive, it needs more than just a good technical approach to managing water

Mopane worms sound climate alert

The caterpillars are a vital source of protein and income but are being overharvested

COP in or COP-out?

Climate change negotiations are like a 17-year group effort to write a book. Will Durban close a chapter?

Green paper is short on detail

Without measurable targets, how are we going to achieve our climate change goals?

The invisible refugee

The term “refugee” isn't one governments want to talk about in the context of climate change

Pseudo-science: warts and all

We've evolved to have the pattern-recognition software in our brains, even if it sometimes leads us to false conclusions.

Earth rising

Consider how radically an understanding of the heavens has changed; how we view ourselves and our place in the universe.

Foraging for a convertible

Ten years after emigrating to the Mother City from the Eastern Cape, I still can't quite get used to the gulf between the "haves" and the "have nots".

My cousin’s a chimpanzee

It's not often that a national monument gets to fast-track that awkward birds-'n-bees conversation.

Essop’s climate change

Leonie Joubert chats to former provincial environment minister Tasneem Essop after her sudden departure from politics .

Stuff that matters

Give me a pearly white smile! There you go. Now consider this: the calcium in your teeth was cooked up inside a giant red star, billions of years ago.

Sipping tea with the devil

Leonie Joubert to lucifer: You make it easier for us to live with ourselves. It's easier to hold that an external agency paved the way for us.

The immovable power of flimflam

I have decided to become a fairaeologist -- one who studies fairies. I believe I see fairies. I'm sure they exist.

Dusting off yesterday

History probably does have a bit of a musty public persona -- seemingly crusty, tweed-clad and whiffing faintly of mothballs.

Memories of a human heart

The museum -- small, intimate and in the very spot where it all took place -- remembers the man, the remarkable history of heart transplant surgery.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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