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biodiversity Ocean Watch Rays and sharks

Covid shark video lands the WHO in hot water

The United Nations health agency has missed the boat on conserving sharks, say activists. Nico Booyens and Natalie dos Santos report.

Coronavirus Chronicles

Tracking Covid in sewers helps in virus fight

The Sars-Cov-2 virus has been detected in a number of wastewater treatment plants in KwaZulu-Natal. Fatima Khan reports on how researchers are turning this to good use.

Coronavirus Chronicles

Disco fever:
Big gatherings could trigger third wave – expert warns

Data modelling, aided by artificial intelligence, is helping better understand the spread of Covid-19  and to plan the rollout of the vaccine in  South Africa. Fatima Khan reports.

Conservation Watch Environment

Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered.

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her

Social and Justice issues The Future We Want

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 

Coronavirus Chronicles Training

What future do we want post Covid-19?

After the Covid-19 pandemic, will everything return to how it was before – or will we change how we live in the future? Will we realise the need to make

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 

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

Conservation Watch Environment

HIGH STAKES AT SOMKHELE
Mine expansion row puts lives on the line

Shootings, threats and other violence have ratcheted up tensions in Somkhele where a mine extension has exposed deep fault lines in a poor community. Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh report

Coronavirus Chronicles Social and Justice issues

Rainbow’s end?
Dairymen rise to Covid-19 challenge but question own future

Times have long been tough for the country’s dairy farmers, squeezed between rising costs and flat prices.  Under lockdown they are, for the most part, bearing up well. Fatima Khan