Climate change: Challenges, opportunities and the road ahead
/ 28 October 2023

Climate change: Challenges, opportunities and the road ahead

Collaboration between the government and academia could help mitigate climate change in South Africa, professor says

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Heavy rain becoming more prevalent in parts of SA, study shows
/ 5 June 2023

Heavy rain becoming more prevalent in parts of SA, study shows

As the country warms, the intensity of rainfall is expected to increase

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Why are there fairy circles in Namibia?
/ 12 April 2023

Why are there fairy circles in Namibia?

University of Pretoria scientists believe microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi or viruses in the soil could be the answer

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SA faces a decline in services as young vets emigrate
/ 14 March 2023

SA faces a decline in services as young vets emigrate

The removal of vets from the home affairs department’s critical skills list makes it hard for professionals from overseas to work in South Africa

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Fired Ezemvelo field ranger arrested for rhino horn trafficking
/ 11 July 2022

Fired Ezemvelo field ranger arrested for rhino horn trafficking

Man who was dismissed from his job at a top KZN park for links to poaching is held by police in Gauteng

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How birds adapt to rising heat is an early warning on climate change effects
/ 27 June 2022

How birds adapt to rising heat is an early warning on climate change effects

Birds living in hot, humid climates have evolved to handle larger spikes in body temperature

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Tiny tree borer beetle could dig up billions in economic damage
/ 30 May 2022

Tiny tree borer beetle could dig up billions in economic damage

The invasive bug could unleash R275-billion in economic damage in next decade and urban areas stand to lose 65 million trees

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Whale makes unprecedented 10 000km journey from SA to Argentina
/ 27 April 2022

Whale makes unprecedented 10 000km journey from SA to Argentina

Scientists believe she travelled that far to find good food sources, which is a ‘worrying trend’

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Micro-hydropower lights up an Eastern Cape village
/ 20 June 2021

Micro-hydropower lights up an Eastern Cape village

There is hidden potential for small hydropower plants in South Africa

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Matrics fail at critical subjects
/ 26 February 2021

Matrics fail at critical subjects

The basic education minister talks of quality passes achieved by the class of 2020, but a closer look at the results tells a different story

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Our destiny depends on the survival of insects
/ 28 January 2021

Our destiny depends on the survival of insects

Habitat destruction, the use of pesticides and climate change is driving the rapid decline of these tiny creatures

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Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures
/ 21 January 2021

Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures

South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12

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