Happy World Environment Day: Each breath is killing you

In our cities, pollutants hang around ready to be inhaled deep into our lungs and blood vessels. It’s enough to turn the air purple

Gold rush’s toxic legacy lingers

It could cost R30-billion or more to clean up the thousands of abandoned mines in SA that are affecting the environment and locals' health.

Solar geysers get a cool reception in Riverlea

In Riverlea, people have had their solar geysers for only two weeks but their shoddy workmanship has dashed many residents' expectations.

Riverlea to sue state depts, DRD Gold over poisonous dust

Three rights groups are taking two state departments and DRD Gold to court to reveal information about the firm's re-mining operation in Riverlea.

Gold dust cripples Riverlea

Residents of Riverlea in Johannesburg say particles from nearby mine dumps are causing sores, asthma, TB and dead gardens.


South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.