The Environment

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...

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...

The Dagga Party: How Cannabis Can Unlock The Economy To The...

Unlocking the legislation criminalising cannabis in South Africa can completely transform the economy, according to The Dagga Party of South Africa also known as...

Gwede Mantashe Invades Xolobeni

“It felt like it was the first or second world war. We asked ourselves what the need for so many police was,” Nonhle Mbuthuma...

Why You Shouldn’t Support Captive Lion Breeding

Captive lion breeding is a cruel but legal practice that still happens in South Africa. Lions are bred in private farms where they are...

After The Police Teargas Came The Stillborn Baby

“He was going to be our first son. His father always talked about how he will take him to work with him and leave...

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...

Your Palm Oil Consumption Is Killing Orangutans

This weekend a heartrending video that showed how palm oil growers wreak destruction on a baby orangutan’s rainforest habitat went viral on social media....

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...

In Photos: Gauteng Celebrates The Jacaranda Season

Every year from late September to November some of the trees in Johannesburg and Pretoria turn a vivid lavender. That’s when we bid farewell...

An Open Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa,Demand for an emergency sitting of Parliament to deliberate on the recently issued UN report on 1.5°C increase in planetary temperature...

Xolobeni Continues To Fight Against A Mine It Doesn’t Want

"In Xolobeni we live in a very traditional way that one can never be compensated for if one is ever removed from the land...

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...

Sip Conscious Straws, An Environmentally Conscious Alternative To Plastic Straws

“What’s the point of having a straw - usually a plastic straw?” asked Aaliyah Kathrada, co-founder of Sip Conscious Straws in an interview with...

The Black Mambas Fight Poachers And Stereotypes

The Black Mambas are an all-women poaching unit based within the Baule Nature Reserve which is situated within the Kruger National Park. Hailed as...

Mining Affected Communities Come Out In Support Of Xolobeni

Tuesday, 24 April marked the second day of the court proceedings between the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), the department of mineral resources (DRM), and...

The Xolobeni Community Is Fighting For A Voice In Mining Decisions

From Monday 23 April until Wednesday 25 April, the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) will be meeting the department of mineral resources (DMR) and Australian...
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