Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

The 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) got under way in the ski resort with an avowed focus on climate change but with starkly different visions over global warming laid bare

The world needs a new social pact

Education that complements robots, sustainability, minimum wages and retirement age come into it

Systems thinking, sustainable development and chemical elements

Chemical elements from the perspective of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Fish species overexploited or collapsed

No-take zones in estuaries may be the solution

How to eat to save the world

The diet, which will also cut deaths caused by bad diets, will halve the consumption of sugar and meat

Water and sanitation launches guidelines on menstrual health

Training ensures sustainable hygienic toilets

Bridging the financial divide

The South African financial sector can play a powerful role in driving economic inclusion

Showing the public sector how it’s done

'The poorest and most vulnerable deserve a world-class service'

Paradise lost: Tourists ruin their spots

Here are some global hotspots overwhelmed by visitors that authorities have moved to protect

We rise together: Collaboration and Africa’s economic future

The shared value approach is one that adapts easily to the African context

Cleaning up Zimbabwe with a Styrofoam ban

The Zimbabwean government is set to ban Styrofoam food containers in order to promote greener alternatives but not everyone is happy with the move

First round-the-world solar flight takes off

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi en route to Muscat at the start of a five-month journey organised to focus attention on sustainable energy.


Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it