Wildfires

Extreme heat, wildfires and the cost of climate change

Environmental economics expert Sam Fankhauser discusses extreme weather events and says it will become 'the new normal'

Death toll rises as tinder-dry conditions fuel deadly California fires

An army of firefighters from across the country struggled in California to control 17 large-scale blazes

Scores dead as Greece wildfires blaze through villages

On Monday night, firefighters fought against the flames, which were fanned by winds of up to 100km per hour

Hundreds evacuate as wildfire tears through LA countryside

A wildfire has raged in the countryside outside Los Angeles, forcing the closure of its coastal highway as hundreds of residents evacuated.

Wildfires destroy parts of Western Cape’s wineland region

Runaway fires have savaged South Africa's scenic winelands, stoked by "perfect conditions" of strong winds and hot weather.

Australia battles hundreds of wildfires in searing heatwave

Australian fire crews have been battling hundreds of wildfires and powerful, hot outback winds forcing hundreds to be evacuated out of their homes.

Wildfires sweep across Texas, charring 1 000 homes

Wildfires sweeping across Texas have destroyed more than 1 000 homes in the last several days as they move into more populated areas.

Deadly battle to defend Russian nuclear sites from wildfires

Russia fought a deadly battle on Tuesday to prevent wildfires from engulfing key nuclear sites.

Russia battles wildfires as death toll rises

Russia firefighters on Monday battled to prevent the worst summer wildfires in a generation from claiming more lives as 34 people were confirmed dead.

Wildfires rage in Cape

Wildfires continued to rage in the Southern Cape on Monday, with firefighters beating back flames at different blazes, authorities said.

Australian wildfire death toll rises to 208

The death toll in the worst wildfires in Australia's history has risen to 208, after seven more bodies were found, police said on Thursday.

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Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

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Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

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Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs