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Coronavirus Chronicles

Coronavirus lockdown in pictures

WAITING FOR BETTER DAYS: A woman sits alone on a chair outside a restaurant in Da Nang, in central Vietnam. Picture: © www.iancarbutt.com

Coronavirus Chronicles

A dream deferred

Locked down in Vietnam, Roving Reporters’ Bootlegging Baldy, aka Ian Carbutt, defers his dream . . .

Coronavirus Chronicles

Sense and sensibility

Jono Hornby wallows in a mass of self-contradictions, waxes philosophical about art and worries about the future… not least his waning beer stocks. This forms part of Roving Reporters’ Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chronicles The Future We Want

Boeing, Boeing, gone:
Jet-set spread the disease, but it’s the poor who pay

The coronavirus puts communities least able to deal with it at greatest risk. Expect more economic migration, sustainability crises and other maladies, writes environmentalist Dr Andrew Venter.

Environment Thin Green Line

Twinkle, twinkle little lights: South Coast conservancies show the way

A firefly sanctuary – the first of its kind in Africa and one of only four in the world – has been launched on the lower South Coast. Fred Kockott

Conservation Symposium Latest News

Geologist’s ‘deep view’ perspective heats up the debate on climate crisis

Global warming is real and it’s happening, but a geology professor reckons the current focus on it is short-sighted, distracting from more pressing environmental problems. Mike Watkeys’ “deep time” perspective

Environment

The ties that bind: land and loyalty

Loyalty to the land runs deep among Pondo,  Shona Aylward reports in the final instalment of her look into Xolobeni and the mining saga.

Environment

‘Mining Xolobeni like putting jackal with the goats’

Plans to mine Xolobeni continue to face  stiff opposition from residents, reports Shona Aylward, in this the second of a three-part series on the area.

Environment Shona's wild sojourn Wild Walk series

It’s a wrench and a drench to leave

Pooped but proud to have finished, Shona Aylward looks back on the demanding final days of the Wild Coast hike and salutes their energetic guide.

Environment Ocean Watch

Volunteers bag tons in Beachwood cleanup

Volunteers are clearing storm debris from Durban’s beaches. They tackled the Beachwood Mangroves at the weekend and are now turning their attention to Toti and the city’s central beaches