Rainforests

Bolsonaro vows to fight ‘illegal deforestation’ in Brazil

The president has previously floated the idea of opening up protected rainforest areas to agriculture, a highly controversial move

Attacks on Brazil’s ecological paradises threaten biodiversity

Brazil's rich biodiversity is under attack from multiple fronts

The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance

Tanzania faces the challenge of conserving forests in a developing country with a rapidly expanding population.

Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species

Four years of scientific expeditions have uncovered previously unknown animals and plants in the world's largest tropical rainforest.

Alarm bells ring over activist death toll

A new Global Witness report has revealed that environmental activists were killed at the rate of more than two a week in 2011.

‘UK grocery shoppers are killing Amazon rainforest’

Greenpeace says British consumers are unwittingly contributing to the devastation of the Amazon rainforest by buying meat products from Tesco.

World holds its breath as Brazil faces Amazon threat

All eyes are fixed on Brazil's president as she considers a forest code that could spell the end of vital parts of the Amazon and other forests.

India’s forest protection laws start getting teeth

India's forests have long been at the centre of a development-versus-conservation debate in the rising Asian power.

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Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

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

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

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