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Covid puts green energy in a coma

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted governments’ plans to flatline the upward trajectory of global warming

Threads of life: We have an opportunity to restore vital ecosystems

As the world celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity, we should commit to ensuring the natural world has what it needs to survive

Covid-19 pandemic: An opportunity to press the reset button on capitalism?

Human greed has brought us to the brink of societal collapse. It is time for a student-led revolution to promote a transition to a new economic system

What Gaia theory can tell us about the outbreak of novel coronavirus

Automatic-control mechanisms are part of the intelligent self-regulation that occurs in nature. Thus, the outbreak of Covid-19 could very well be Gaia’s automatic reaction to restore homeostatic equilibrium

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Why we must all visit South African National Parks

One of the best ways of taking in the abundant beauty this country has to offer is to visit our national parks. Here are some to visit.

Going wild to stay sane

'There are 80-plus other parks across South Africa I can visit with my Wild Card, symbolically for free'

Desperate 11th-hour bid to rescue little dragon ‘Smaug’

'Sungazers have long been flagged as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red Data list of threatened species"

More nature equals less obesity and depression

People living close to green areas are much better off health-wise, even if they are inactive.

Worried about your rights? Check which party has an environmental plan it can perform

Political parties want your vote in these local elections. Nature needs protection to protect you, so which party’s manifesto meets these needs?

The France of the Indian Ocean: Everyone belongs on Reunion Island

Reunion offers something for every traveller with its rich history of diverse cultural influences interwoven into its unique, easygoing lifestyle.

Nature’s balance restored

Untamed wins the Schools and Institutions Award.

Research reveals bonobo apes hug after a fight

Bonobos, one of our closest relatives, comfort their best friends and family after a fight.

US pleads to keep bird flu studies secret

The US has asked <em>Nature</em> and <em>Science</em> to censor data on a lab-made version of bird flu that could spread more easily to humans.

Tutu’s genome sequenced as part of genetic study

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has become the latest prominent figure to have his full genome deciphered, scientists revealed on Wednesday.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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

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