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.

Deadly fires, tornadoes rage across US

Rescue workers dug through the rubble left by tornados and firefighters battled wildfires on Saturday after a storm system cut a swath through the US.

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.


Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories