Planetary health

China's overfishing of Africa: The lure and the lies

Hannah Summers

Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.


Why the fight against this weed could pay off handsomely for an energy-strapped SA

Gilbert Nakweya

This invasive plant clogs our dam and rivers but in Kenya, it’s become the next big thing in renewable energy.


When climate change & health collide: Will SA's policy have the teeth — or the money?

Garret Barnwell

Previously, the health department dedicated about R180 000 per year to respond to what is arguably the greatest threat humankind has ever faced.


'Our god is stronger' — can biodiverse Bijagós fend off evangelical threat?

Ruth Maclean

For centuries, traditional religious practices have preserved the sacred forests of the Bijagós archipelago. Now missionaries are muscling in.