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What we can do to help

In concert, individual baby steps can translate into giant strides in reducing emissions.

Defusing the time bomb

We can't stop climate change so we must prepare for it.

Precious natural resource may soon run dry

A shocking projection highlights the urgent need for South Africans to start taking the looming water crisis seriously.

Get with the programme

Conserving water is not just the job of the country's government departments and provincial authorities.

Ah, but your land is dry

According to South Africa's Water Research Commission, by 2025 around 600-million people in sub-Saharan Africa will have insufficient water.

Slowly losing ground

It takes big money to get communities to buy into conservation efforts to save habitats.

War declared on rhino attacks

The government is taking measures to combat poaching but is it too little, too late?

Safaris with soul: Big game brings big benefits to local communities

Today's safari is significantly more than a jolly jaunt for the rich and fabulous wazungus (white people) of yesteryear.

The Cape of good folk

With the lion's share of FTTSA-certified products, the Western Cape is fast becoming the home of responsible tourism in South Africa.

More than just a holiday

The empowering ability of tourism has never been more evident than in six groundbreaking projects spearheaded by a unique joint venture.

Way of the hippo

When the major decision of the day is whether to fish, take a cruise up the river or have another beer, the lower Zambezi Valley feels like paradise.

Tourism is key to the ‘Great’ North

Besides the Big Five, Limpopo's rich cultural history is also a drawcard for visitors

The little town that could

Eskom wants to run power lines through a tiny town that even apartheid couldn't reach.

Science in motion

South Africa's annual science festival kicks off in Grahamstown with a lecture from a homegrown heroine, writes Sharon van Wyk.

Maths, weird food and cars

Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin is one of the star attractions at this year's festival. Sharon van Wyk reports.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

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

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'

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