The Environment

9 myths about mental health and illness

There are many myths and stigmas about mental health and illness due to a lack of understanding. Mental illnesses are real diseases...

COP26: Africa’s challenges must steer the climate change conference

The 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly...

Pensioner Johannes Mamogale is an active small-scale farmer supporting his family

Johannes Mamogale (80) started his vegetable garden after he was retrenched 20 years ago. In the beginning, farming was all about putting...

How to recycle clothes in South Africa

The textiles industry is a trillion dollar market. As you’d expect with such a large industry, an enormous amount of waste is...

The River Club redevelopment will create both jobs and a beautiful...

RIGHT OF REPLY RESPONSE Response by the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust. The article “The Amazon Development might bring jobs...

The Amazon Development might bring jobs while carting away biodiversity

The proposed multi-billion rand deal Amazon struck with the City of Cape Town is heading to court. Court papers have been filed...

Why everyone needs to be advocating for menstrual rights

Another week, another amazing conversation!  This week we chatted to the Minister of Menstruation Candice Chirwa (if you don’t...

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...
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