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Biodegradable cigarette butts a potential source of toxic pollution
Biodegradable cigarette butts a potential source of toxic pollutionArticle

A group of third-year microbiology students from Stellenbosch University (SU) have determined that biodegradable cigarettes can have unintended consequences including environmental damage...

19 Mar 2021

Over 90% of South Africa’s electricity comes from coal-fired power stations. Shutterstock
South Africa must end its coal habit. But it's at odds about when and howArticle

South Africa's power utility Eskom is in crisis. In recent weeks, this has been brought home to South Africa's 58 million citizens as major power cuts hit the country...

Jacklyn Cock 28 Feb 2019

From blood diamonds to dirty gold: how to buy gold less tainted by mercury
From blood diamonds to dirty gold: how to buy gold less tainted by mercuryArticle

When a customer walks into a jewellery store, weddings or special occasions are usually front of mind. Rarely does that customer think of where the jewellery comes from, let alone its social and environmental costs.

Kristin Sippl 23 Dec 2015

How the environmental justice movement is gathering momentum in South Africa
How the environmental justice movement is gathering momentum in South AfricaArticle

Environmental justice is a travelling discourse which has taken on distinctive meanings in different parts of the world. South Africa is no exception...

Jacklyn Cock 3 Nov 2015

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