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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Polluting power plant faces closure

The environment department has lost patience with Eskom’s defiance of air pollution regulations

The decade that decides our fate

If we don’t do enough, in a decade’s time there’ll be droughts, floods, wildfires and crop failure on an apocalyptic scale

Slice of life: Dumped: Popcorn, sex and gold

A look at what was once a landmark on Johannesburg’s horizon and central part of the Egoli story

Opel Astra is an interesting enigma of a sports car

It took a bicycle ride in the heat to finally work out what the vehicle is all about

Glug, glug, glug – Sasol will sink us

The company cannot exist in the future. But this is a country where difficult decisions are rarely taken — especially when it comes to climate crisis

The horror: Tales of climate change

A year after the UN sounded the klaxon, warning of ‘some countries becoming dysfunctional’ thanks to the climate crisis, governments aren’t responding

Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants

Johannesburg uses 530-million more litres of water than it is allowed to – every single day

Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth

The researchers say that an estimated 12.7-million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year

We’re killing off life, but there is hope

Sipho Kings reports on the findings of a mega government report on the state of our plants and animals, and what’s being done to secure their future

A good drive but far from stealthy

The Nissan Stealth does what it promises to do – and well. But it's hard to justify its diesel emissions if you're just a weekend warrior

Stories from around the world will bring home the reality of the emergency

Afrobarometer research shows that 59% of people in South Africa do not know what climate change is

Responding to the climate crisis

Carbon emmissions continue to soar, but the urgency of the moment is driving change around the world

M&G joins global climate reporting network

The Mail & Guardian has joined one of the most ambitious reporting collaborations in history, joining 250 other newsrooms reporting the climate crisis

Nissan NP300 twin cab review

A brilliant, functional bakkie with an awful cabin. Buy it but don’t buy it new

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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