This aerial view shows the destruction at Umdloti beach north of Durban. Landslides and floods wreaked havoc.
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Sloping ground, water and clay combined to leave devastation in its wake in Durban.
The alarming rise in ransomware attacks means that many state-owned enterprises and private sector firms are only one click away from disaster.
Bernardo Guiamba (aka Pak Ndjamena) from Mozambique has created an inspirational new dance film.
Mariano Lopes Silva
Durban’s Jomba! festival is now 100% online and free, and there has been a move from stage art to screen dance.
Protestors burnt trucks on the main road between the city port Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa’s industrial heartland.
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The glaring failure by authorities to secure an area notorious for attacks on trucks prompts questions about, at best, utter ineptitude, or at worst, complicity.
Zenzo Msomi as Sipho (front) and Ngcebo Cele as Andile in Ulwembu.
With the community, the group of theatre-makers and academics created a play that could also serve as a policy brief on what’s missing from the battle to reduce drug use in Durban.
Firefighters dousing the fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, in December 2020.
The geographic setting of hazardous industrial sites in residential areas during apartheid hasn’t transformed since democracy.
South Africa hasn’t successfully developed institutional capacity and the government skills to manage industrial risks to communities and the environment.
Bill Freund at his 70th birthday celebration.
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Economic historian and development scholar Bill Freund was impatient with theoretical fads.
School students participate in a national quiz in South Africa.
Students feel a generational responsibility to challenge racial stereotypes, a study finds.
South Africa’s annual sardine run is occurring increasingly late, and there have been instances where it doesn’t happen at all. Here’s why.
Ocean sediments in South Africa provide evidence of climate variation going back 270,000 years.
Marine sediments provide evidence of climate variability in South Africa going back 270,000 years. These changes correspond with changes in the archaeological record of the country.
Seabelo Senatla of South Africa scores a try against New Zealand during the gold medal match of the Rugby Sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
By investing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, South Africa sacrifices investment in pressing societal needs. Instead, the country should be mobilised around the national goal of fixing schooling.
Leaders at the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November 2013. Malta will host the next one in November 2015.
The Commonwealth is politically fraught, with widely divergent members. But, instead of unravelling as some critics wish, it has instead inspired copycats and appears set to grow and endure.
With sea levels rising, a managed retreat from the coastline is necessary.
In areas vulnerable to sea level rise and storm surges, developments are at increasing risk of inundation and permanent damage over coming years.
Shouldn’t we try harder to stop runaway climate change?
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Forest agreements were among the positives from Durban.
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The Green Climate Fund needs to attract developed countries’ money with a few nest eggs.
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A Green Climate Fund could help African livestock farmers.
International Livestock Research Institute
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The conference is over, but has anything changed?
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