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Africa must tell the rest of the world that we are not their dumping ground

The continent has long received more than its fair share of the world’s toxic waste, endangering the health of people who are exposed to it

Editorial: Poisoning of the Karoo

The dumping of radioactive waste can almost be excused because legislation was virtually nonexistent at the time. But the crime is still committed.

Child miners: ‘I do it to afford schoolbooks and uniforms’

Children as young as eight face toxic gas, mercury poisoning and death in Tanzania's illegal mines.

Joburg’s iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say activists

Despite efforts to contain toxic mine dust, it's still getting up the noses of Jo'burg residents. Mandi Smallhorne reports.

Toxic waste costs poor their lives

Waste from industrial dumps and other toxic sites affects the health of an estimated 125-million people in 49 low- and middle-income countries.

Sishen fight gets really dirty

In its responding affidavit ICT cites former contractor's claims of serious environmental transgressions by Kumba.

Oil trader fined for toxic dumping

The oil trader, Trafigura, has been fined €1-million (R9,55-million) for illegally exporting tonnes of hazardous waste to West Africa.

Green Scorpions bear down on polluter

Toxic waste disposer Thermopower now faces investigations by the Green Scorpions, on top of a pending criminal prosecution.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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