Sipho Kings Mcdermott

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

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs