Disrupting the future

Fires, floods, drought, storms: climate change can worsen the effects of natural disasters across South Africa. Anina Mumm investigates projects that help to reduce...

Disrupting the future

Indigenous breeds adapt best

In response to climate change farmers prefer livestock species that are heat and drought tolerant, as well as disease and parasite resistant, writes Professor...

Nguni cattle are one of the few breeds that can survive the harsh environments prevalent in communal areas, conditions that will only be exacerbated by climate change. Photo © Hannes Visagie

When more plants is bad news

Ground-breaking termite study shows climate change is altering Africa’s savannahs, and how ecosystems could stop functioning as a result. Louise de Bruin reports An...

When more plants is bad news