Climate Change

8 South African Organisations Combating Climate Change

By now, we’ve all (hopefully) accepted the scientifically established fact that human-caused climate change is real. In September last year, the world’s...

How Climate Change Drives Conflict In Africa

Climate change is fast becoming a reality that no person or government can ignore. Yet it is being ignored despite the myriad...

Cyclone Idai & Kenneth Damage: How Climate Change Affects Children The...

Cyclone Kenneth and Idai both hit the Mozambican coast less than a month apart. The damage from both the cyclones wreaked havoc...

Durban Floods: Devastation Lingers For Victims

Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in Durban this week, claiming lives and leaving hundreds of families devastated and destitute after homes were...

Mozambique Battles Cholera In The Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai

The damage from Cyclone Idai is still growing. The cyclone is labeled the deadliest storm to hit Mozambique in the last 30...

Cyclone Idai: Tough Press Laws Hinder Reporting From Mozambique

Cyclone Idai has devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The cyclone hit Mozambique's second-largest port city of Beira on March 14 before...

Understanding Load Shedding

UPDATE: Eskom said there are no blackouts scheduled for this week as the electrical system has improved marginally. But South Africans shouldn't rejoice. Khulu...

The Kendal Power Station Is Poisoning The Air We Breathe

A plume of thick grey smoke hangs over the Kendal power station, situated 40 km west of Witbank in Mpumalanga. (And about 110 km...

Wits Project Aims To Create Sustainable And Healthy Eating On Campus

Tucked into an inconspicuous corner of West campus at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) is the Wits...

When The People Of Kerala Refused To Let The City Drown

They were the heaviest rains the city had seen in nearly a century. More than 5.4 million people from the Indian state of Kerala...

Here’s How Plastic Is Destroying Our Ocean

On June 5th, World Environment Day was celebrated. It marks the day on which the United Nations (UN) uses to encourage awareness and action...

9 Changes You Can Make To Be More Environmentally-Conscious

The way you live has a profound impact on the environment. It affects the weather, the quality of air you breathe, the survival of...

Why Numsa and NUM Hate The New Independent Power Producers Deal

On Wednesday, energy minister Jeff Radebe signed a R55.92 billion contract with 27 independent renewable energy power producers which is set to produce more...

Day Zero Preparations Could Have A Severe Ecological Impact

The City of Cape Town has managed to push back Day Zero, the moment when municipal water supply would be cut for most households...

Can I Have A Straw With That?

We are currently facing a huge environmental crisis worldwide - the impacts of plastic on the environment are not only a problem in developing...

The ‘Save Water’ Mascot Is A Lot

The Department of Water and Sanitation along with five other organisations revealed the #SaveWater mascot called Splash on Thursday. This was part of the...

South Africa Does Not Need The Help of Israel To Solve...

A number of articles have been written by Zionists telling Capetonians they would have water had they taken help from Israel. An editorial in...

Not just Cape Town – How SA faces a bleak water...

The Institute for Security Studies released a report on Monday detailing how the water crisis in South Africa is much bigger than Cape Town....

How Cape universities are planning for water restrictions and #DayZero

Universities in Cape Town have a predicament on their hands. They have to somehow facilitate thousands of students on their premises in a time...

“Don’t send water to Cape Town, send money”

Social media has been flooded with images of water bottles stacked around, waiting to be sent down to help the residents of Cape Town...
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