The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
So as if the coronavirus isn’t enough it now turns out that lion bones from South Africa might be poisoning or infecting the Chinese with TB, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside a 2016 decision allowing a new coal mine to be developed in the Mabola Protected Environment near Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga.
Despite a strenuous and demanding career, the late former minister of environmental affairs Edna Molewa was still a family woman, who spent as much time as possible making memories with her family, her son told mourners at her official funeral in Tshwane.
ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has described late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa as a "selfless, respectful and loyal" person.
Describing her as a mother figure to those who worked with her, friends, family members and colleagues of late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa have paid tribute to her at a memorial service in Pretoria.
Tributes have poured in for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molowa who passed away on Saturday after a short illness.
Since the 1970s, Molewa lived a life of service to South Africa and its people.
A lion cub rescued from a Paris apartment has found a new life... in South Africa.
Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa remains "cautiously optimistic that we are turning the tide on the scourge of rhino poaching".
In addition to finalising the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the Department of Environmental Affairs says it has developed a draft Climate Change Bill.
As 2018 draws to a close, it will be remembered as the year that South Africa bid farewell to several of its A-list actors, singers, politicians, and most poignantly, the mother of the nation.
True to Edna Molewa's character as an environmentalist and a champion for climate change, the late minister of environmental affairs wanted to be buried in an eco-coffin.
The official funeral service for the late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is being held in Pretoria. Watch it live here.
The late minister of environmental affairs Edna Molewa was an environmental activist of note who knew her subject matter, according to Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor.
"Knowing she had been ill has done little to lessen the blow," the late minister's brother said.
The leadership of the North West province has reacted in shock and sadness at the news of the passing of its first female premier Edna Molewa.
Tributes poured in on social media following the death of Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
The BASIC countries, comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have reiterated that the global effort against climate change is an irreversible process that cannot be postponed.
The Source to Sea initiative is aimed at combatting plastic pollution that threatens freshwater and marine ecosystems.
State-owned oil company PetroSA was been saved from an imminent R7.4 billion cash crunch by the minister of environmental affairs, Edna Molewa.
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