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Trad medicine matters:
WHO woos in Africa’s Covid cure search

Where Covid-19 treatments have divided the world and brought opprobrium to Donald Trump, a controversial African medicine has helped forge some common purpose, writes Fatima Khan 

The Future We Want

We must build a new Africa on foundation of respect

FOR quite some time, I have been wondering how we are going to redefine the way we interact with each other in this new world, writes Francois du Toit. Not

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Pandemic poet chimes with the times

Fatima Khan explores the genesis of the poem, “We fell asleep in one world and woke in another”,which went viral in the wake of Covid-19.

Environment The Future We Want

Blue Economy punted as a panacea, but at what cost?

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic and a looming climate crisis climax, the increasingly redundant fossil fuel industry seems hellbent on business as usual, writes Francois du Toit.

Environment The Future We Want

Giving the bird: chemical farming’s shocking consequences

Our addiction to chemical fertilisers and pesticides has taken a terrible toll on wildlife and human health, writes Dr Andrew Venter 

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Involving more people in the ‘wild economy’ will make the world a better place

For too long, we’ve got it wrong when it comes to conservation. Fortunately some, especially the young, are pointing us in the right direction, writes Francois du Toit Young black

Coronavirus Chronicles The Future We Want

Techy tax:
Strides in renewable energy put fossil fuel power on the line

Eskom has little choice but to go green, but there are reasons it’s dragging its feet, writes Dr Andrew Venter

Coronavirus Chronicles The Future We Want

A lot on our plate:
Why the way we farm and eat must change

We’re travelling less and using less energy – good news for our efforts to rein in climate change – but we’ve still got far to go. Embracing nature may get

Coronavirus Chronicles Environment The Future We Want

Tourism takes a pounding in lockdown purgatory

As tourism languishes in lockdown purgatory the communities it supports will be feeling the pain. Vital funding for conservation has vanished too, writes Dr Andrew Venter

Coronavirus Chronicles The Future We Want

Turn or burn:
Time for a carbon neutral future

The fossil fuel industry’s grip on the global economy has made it harder for us to move to a sustainable future. Dr Andrew Venter looks at the oil price collapse