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    The Environment

    UNICEF says 2.1 billion people still lack basic water and sanitation...

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    Globally 844 million people still lack even basic water services. That’s 844 million people who have to travel long distances to collect contaminated water...

    50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA’s rivers every second

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    South Africa’s municipal sewage system has largely collapsed. Of the 824 treatment plants, maybe only 60 release clean water. Raw or partially treated sewage flows...

    Kenya’s Save Lamu and deCOALonize campaign powers climate change resistance

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    Stemming from the latest conflicts around South Africa's pending nuclear power expansion programme, said to be one of the largest government tenders in post-Apartheid...

    This South African spent a year studying marine life on a...

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    Her guidance counsellor thought marine biology was a pipe dream. But Nasreen Khan (30) stuck to her guns. She recently returned from a year...

    Five things you need if a natural disaster forces you to...

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    The recent runaway fires in Knysna have resulted in the evacuation of 10 000 people, while the #CapeStorm left approximately 2 000 people homeless....

    What do the homeless do when weather like the #CapeStorm strikes?

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    This week’s #CapeStorm was said to be the worst storm to hit the Western Cape in three decades. It struck late on Tuesday night...

    Six ways you can prepare for the #CapeStorm

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    The South African Weather Service (SAWS) announced that a strong cold front will hit the Western Cape on the evening of 6 June. The...

    African rainforests need our attention more than ever

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    Around 2 million km² of Africa is covered by tropical rainforests. They are second only in extent to those in Amazonia, which cover around...

    The nuclear deal is dead (at least for now)

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    On Wednesday, the Cape Town high court handed down a judgment in Earthlife’s challenge to the nuclear deal. The court invalidated South Africa’s nuclear...

    A flood of worry in Zimbabwe’s rescue camp

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    In mid-February, tropical storm Dineo swept across Southern Africa, causing severe damage in parts of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Almost 250 people in...

    ‘Planet Earth II’ balances wonder with grave warnings

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    Ten years after the breathtakingly beautiful Planet Earth, BBC Earth has brought its sequel to life, and it’s a series that, unlike its predecessor,...

    Five African animals you may not know are endangered

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    Back in 2013, the UN declared 3 March to be World Wildlife Day. The day is about celebrating wildlife and raising awareness about endangered...

    NASA discovered a life-sustaining solar system and we’re super excited

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    Forget a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It’s happening right now and in a galaxy a mere 40 light years...

    Malawian fishers are killing their livelihood with mosquito nets

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    Malaria remains a leading killer disease in Southern Africa, with Malawi having one of the highest prevalence rates at 33%, according to the Malaria...

    Other than politicians, these are the snakes you may find in...

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    Living in the most populated city in South Africa, you’d expect being exposed to potentially dangerous wildlife is something you’d only hear from Americans...

    Solar powered schoolbags wins young SA entrepreneur recognition

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    An idea to turn plastic bags into school bags that double as solar powered lights that can enable leaners to study after dark has...