News and updates from the continent


UCT Profs find climate warming benefits some

UCT Profs find climate warming benefits some

Oct 20, 2015

“Pied Crow numbers have increased in response to climate warming, with their spread facilitated by electrical infrastructure in south-western South Africa,” ~ UCT Study

MTN, Ericsson e-waste partnership in Côte D’Ivoire

MTN, Ericsson e-waste partnership in Côte D’Ivoire

Sep 30, 2015

Locals are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to rid their homes and environs of electronic waste, especially household telecom equipment such as computers, phones, routers, printers, cables, TVs, radios etc .

SA’s blue chips hiding an inconvenient truth?

SA’s blue chips hiding an inconvenient truth?

Sep 7, 2015

The Centre for Environmental Rights names several blue chip companies that it says are “in violation of their permits and licences, or have regularly violated environmental laws”.

UCT research on better water risk management

UCT research on better water risk management

Aug 24, 2015

The World Wildlife Organisation estimates that by 2025, water shortages may affect two-thirds of the world’s population. Already, 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water.

DEA ‘disappointed’ about Delta Airline’s trophy embargo

DEA ‘disappointed’ about Delta Airline’s trophy embargo

Aug 4, 2015

Delta is just one of several major airlines that have indicated they will no longer be transporting hunting trophies from Africa, after a global social media backlash about the death of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the Lion.

The heroes of rhino conservation honoured

The heroes of rhino conservation honoured

Jul 29, 2015

The heroic actions of those that fight for the conservation of the rhino were recently acknowledged, celebrated and rewarded at the Rhino Conservation Awards. at Montecasino Ballroom in Johannesburg.