DINNER PARTY INTEL: Joburg’s new art space

Joburgers are buzzing over the opening of a new inner-city art setup, the Botho Project Space, located in industrial Selby

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Green energy hits new highs

Global renewable electricity installations will hit a record level in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Climate-change crunch

A man successfully sued one of Australia’s biggest pension funds over its handling of climate change, forcing it to commit to zero emissions for its ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Nile dam dispute

Ethiopia’s prime minister says his country "will not cave in to aggressions of any kind" after US President Donald Trump suggested Egypt could destroy the ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: WHO says quarantine

World Health Organisation says infected coronavirus patients in Europe and the US are not placing themselves in quarantine, which is one of the contributors to ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Ballot box battle

Officials in California have sent cease-and-desist orders to Republican leaders in the state demanding the removal of ‘unofficial, unauthorised’ ballot ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Ghana going for gold

Ghana, the continent’s largest gold producer, plans to sell the rights to most of its gold royalties

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Water on Mars, but not a drop to drink

Two years ago, scientists discovered a saltwater lake beneath the south pole of Mars, leading to excitement and some scepticism

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Elephant deaths explained

Toxins made by microscopic algae caused the previously unexplained deaths of elephants in Botswana, the country’s officials say

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Ice Age cave bear discovered intact

Reindeer herders in Russia’s Lyakhovsky Islands in the Arctic have found the complete carcass of an Ice Age cave bear in melting permafrost

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Soak up the sun

A Barcelona hospital is letting its Covid-19 patients out into the sun, partly in a bid to increase their vitamin D intake, after a Spanish study suggested it ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Zimbabwe land offer

Foreign white farmers in Zimbabwe whose land was seized under Robert Mugabe can apply to get it back and will be offered land elsewhere if restitution proves ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Rocky outcome for Rio Tinto CEO

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques has lost $5m in bonuses over the destruction of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site in Western Australia

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Not sorry enough

Namibian President Hage Geingob has turned down Germany’s offer of $11.7m in reparations for the genocide committed by the German empire

Canada to get its own Ministry of Silly Walks

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DINNER PARTY INTEL: As global temperature soar, US begins to withdraw from Paris Accord

The US is enacting policies to reverse course on curbing the carbon emissions