The Environment

In her own words: UCT student on returning to campus after...

On the morning of April 18, a fire started near Rhodes Memorial, Devil’s Peak in Table Mountain National Park. Driven by strong...

Five human rights trends in SA: Activists fight back as COVID-19...

On Human Rights Day, global civil society alliance CIVICUS outlines five human rights trends in South Africa that look set to continue...

Challenging Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination in Black Communities

In South Africa, the month of October has been declared Mental Health Awareness Month with the objective of not only educating the...

Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Is Fighting For The Congo

Young people all over the world have been raising their voices around the growing climate crisis facing the world. Inspired by Swedish...

Tackling Menstruation Stigma Through Education

For many menstruators around the world, getting ones period for the first time or every time after that is a frightening experience....

10 Historical Figures Who Were Vegan Before It Was Mainstream

Haters aside, the vegan movement has exploded so much over the past few years it’s almost mainstream. Interest in the plant-based lifestyle...

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...

African Countries And The State Of Their Environments: The Best And...

Social and economic changes in Africa are being driven by increasing prosperity and heavy foreign investment. Money has been poured into activities such as...

MUT Student’s No Plastic Water Purification Company

AS TOLD TO Nkululeko Msomi, a 25-year-old final year chemical engineering student at the Mangosuthu University of Technology...

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...

The Rise Of Urban Farming In Johannesburg

Small farms and gardens have begun popping up all around the Johannesburg inner-city. The contrasts between the bustling urban environment and the...

Communities Join Hands To Assist KZN Floods Victims

Calls for aid relief for Durban Floods has been made, this after hundreds of people were left displaced by devastating torrential rains...

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...

Joburg Zoo To Get Second Elephant In Spite Of Public Outcry

COMMENT The Joburg Zoo continues to make unilateral decisions regarding Lammie the elephant’s future while the DA led City...

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

UDPATE (16 October 2019): On Monday, Eskom announced that it would implement Stage 2 load shedding due to a "shortage of capacity." https://twitter.com/Eskom_SA/status/1184349226765041664  In an interview...

Rating Straws: The Daily Vox Edition

We tried every type of straw at our disposal for the love of turtles. In the past few years, the world has become more...

Lammie The Elephant Should Be Freed

Lonely Lammie the elephant lives all by herself at the Johannesburg Zoo. Her partner of 17 years, Krinkel, passed away of unconfirmed causes last...

The Green Party: Third Time Lucky?

The Green Party of South Africa has undergone a complete leadership change and is now back to contest the 2019 national Elections. Part of...
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