The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries is calling for the reopening of environmental courts, where cases of illegal fishing, including abalone poaching, would be prioritised.

The first group of at least 30 SA rhinos is set to emigrate to Australia in 2019 to help ensure the survival of the species.

Cape Town's rainfall for August has been way below average so far with some of the mountain areas that feed the city's storage dams getting less than a third of their normal rainfall.

A herbicide that is believed to cause cancer is widely in use in South Africa.

Holidaymakers are being warned against scam “orphan” lion cub attractions that are a front for the lucrative trade in shooting the animals dead.

In Southern Africa‚ Malawi has the most medicines commonly sold in substandard or falsified condition‚ according to pharmacists from the University of North Carolina.

There are some major moves afoot in South Africa and Mozambique, as conservationists and researchers try moving elephants to help protect them from ivory poaching and habitat loss.

Lack of sanitation is one of the world's leading development challenges.

The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and sandblasting.

Over the past few decades there has been a growing worldwide interest in examining the relationship between weather and various types of crime.

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