Eskom still waiting for $11.596 billion in ‘just transition’ pledges
/ 23 February 2024

Eskom still waiting for $11.596 billion in ‘just transition’ pledges

Only 10% of the funds promised to South Africa have been transferred, but are sitting with the treasury

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Spraying toxic herbicide on Vaal River to rid it of water lettuce ‘is criminal’
/ 22 February 2024

Spraying toxic herbicide on Vaal River to rid it of water lettuce ‘is criminal’

Water specialists have said the use of glyphosate is in contravention of the National Water Act and is a risk for humans and toxic for aquatic life

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Renewable energy is incapable of solving energy crisis, says Koko
/ 15 February 2024

Renewable energy is incapable of solving energy crisis, says Koko

The former Eskom chief executive believes the answer lies in nuclear power

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Seal off polluted dams to protect public health, says water expert
/ 15 February 2024

Seal off polluted dams to protect public health, says water expert

About 80% of the country’s dams are so enriched with nutrients they could produce toxic algal blooms

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Vaal River residents say water lettuce is ‘national crisis’
/ 14 February 2024

Vaal River residents say water lettuce is ‘national crisis’

If allowed to pass the Vaal River Barrage, the plant has access to a journey of about 1 000km of the middle and lower Vaal river, the Bloemhof Dam and then into the Orange river

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The world’s migratory species are vanishing from land, skies and seas
/ 12 February 2024

The world’s migratory species are vanishing from land, skies and seas

A groundbreaking report reveals the shocking state of wildlife with global extinction risk increasing

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Artisanal miners ‘brutalised’ in SANDF clampdown
/ 11 February 2024

Artisanal miners ‘brutalised’ in SANDF clampdown

Army clampdown has led to assaults and the property of legal miners being confiscated

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‘DDT risk goes down generations’
/ 10 February 2024

‘DDT risk goes down generations’

Study finds fathers’ exposure to toxins might have health consequences for their children

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SA restaurants ‘all at sea’ when it comes to sustainability
/ 9 February 2024

SA restaurants ‘all at sea’ when it comes to sustainability

Red-listed species are on restaurant menus in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape

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Don’t expect a reprieve in electricity prices anytime soon
/ 8 February 2024

Don’t expect a reprieve in electricity prices anytime soon

Residential consumers pay more than those in most African, Southeast Asian and Brics countries

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New report sings the praises of renewable energy
/ 3 February 2024

New report sings the praises of renewable energy

Green energy is not without its negative impacts but it is still better than that generated by fossil fuels

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Researchers help safeguard unique kelp forests
/ 27 January 2024

Researchers help safeguard unique kelp forests

The forests are found nowhere else in the world and stretch along about 1 000km of the coastline from the Cape into Namibia

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South Africa’s largest vulture relocation project hailed as a success
/ 24 January 2024

South Africa’s largest vulture relocation project hailed as a success

A total of 160 Cape and African white-backed vultures have a new home at Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, where they can heal and breed

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Ramokgopa: Load-shedding helps Eskom not to overspend its diesel budget
/ 23 January 2024

Ramokgopa: Load-shedding helps Eskom not to overspend its diesel budget

Diesel is used to run the open cycle gas turbines which have been used to reduce the higher stages of power cuts

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Presidential Climate Commission: Green energy to provide employment relief
/ 22 January 2024

Presidential Climate Commission: Green energy to provide employment relief

Crispian Olver, the climate commission’s head, has said that fossil fuel jobs will shrink but citizens will benefit from the green market

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Eskom rejects Mozambique’s power offer
/ 18 January 2024

Eskom rejects Mozambique’s power offer

High tariffs have turned the power utility away

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