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Various sectors - unions, the government, and business - have come together to find a joint solution to looming job losses faced in the mining industry. Through a 10-point plan unpacked by the minister of mineral resources, they want to save as many jobs as possible.
An intensive protection zone has been created in Kruger National Park in the latest move to protect the region's rhinos from poachers. In other moves, four forensic trailers have been handed to Sanparks and regional governments to investigate conservation crime scenes.
South Africa National Parks is selling 286 white rhino to approved private buyers as part of its efforts to save the endangered animals from poaching, outgoing chair Kuseni Dlamini said on Wednesday.
A unique clinical innovation developed by South African non-profit PowerFree Education Technology aimed at helping to curb high rates of infant mortality across Africa is being fine tuned and commercialised through a partnership with global technology firm Royal Philips.
Lewis Pugh, ocean advocate and endurance swimmer, set out on Thursday on his "most ambitious expedition yet": to become the first person to undertake a long-distance swim in each of the classical Seven Seas, to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.
Experts warned of a new wave of deforestation in Africa, while emphasizing the importance of forests in slowing climate change, at Forest Day 5 during the COP 17 climate summit in Durban on Sunday.
Two African projects are among only seven around the world in 2009 to have won acclaim from the UK-based Ashden Awards, an internationally recognised gauge of excellence in the field of sustainable energy.