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One million species risk extinction due to humans — draft UN report

Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers

Mozambique: Why natural resource finds are more than just a curse

Across countries, we find that FDI inflows driven by new projects in new industries increased by 58% in the two years following a giant discovery

Mozambique is being punished for its hidden guarantees to parastatals

Despite the country’s emerging debt debacle, its gas reserves are cooking.

Earth overshoots its mark

We've used up a year's supply of natural resources in under eight months, going into ecological debt.

Not even WWIII could stop surge in population

Rather than limiting population, reducing the consumption of natural resources would have a better chance of achieving effective sustainability gains.

A rich seam to be mined

State intervention in natural resources looking likely.

India entices Africa with generosity to boost trade

India has spread a mix of aid, education and technology transfers through Africa, hoping it will pay out in the scramble for natural resources.

Dropping BHP-Rio dream ‘disappointing’

BHP Billiton chair Don Argus said the group's decision to drop its plans to pursue rival Rio Tinto is "disappointing after many months of hard work".

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Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

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