Nature

SANParks makes inroads in war against rhino poaching

Apr 15 at 12:07, SAST

Skukuza - South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week.


City's residents feed 40 tons of household organic waste to earthworms

Apr 8 at 23:06, SAST

Within only eight months, 40 tons of household organic waste has been diverted from landfill sites through the second phase of the City of Cape Town’s home composting study. This follows on the first phase of the City’s home composting study with 19 households which was concluded in October 2012.


Samsung Hands Over Digital Village

Apr 2 at 14:01, SAST

The Digital Village will provide much-needed education and health services to the community of Malibongwe Ridge, in Cosmo City.


Earth Hour Saves SA Power

Mar 31 at 09:35, SAST

South African saved 575 megawatts during Earth Hour, Eskom said on Sunday.


Wits to Honour Environmentalist, Bird Specialist, Artist

Mar 28 at 20:42, SAST

The University of the Witwatersrand will be conferring an honorary doctorate on ecologist, environmentalist, bird specialist and artist, Mr Duncan Butchart (duncanbutchart.wordpress.com/about/), during its March-April Graduations Cluster on Monday, 31 March 2014.


South African wins Stockholm Water Prize

Mar 25 at 17:09, SAST

South African-born and trained engineer, researcher and policy maker John Briscoe was named on Monday as the winner of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize for 2014.


Superb art collection to benefit Wildlands Conservation Trust

Mar 20 at 22:17, SAST

A collection of superb art from some of South Africa's top contemporary artists will be auctioned to benefit the Wildlands Conservation Trust.


The fight against Rhino poaching gets a R 1 Million boost

Mar 12 at 14:19, SAST

Today, Unitrans Volkswagen Divisional Chief Executive, Mr. Kevin Gillmer, handed a cheque of R 1 051 720 to the SANParks Honorary Rangers, celebrating the Unitrans Volkswagen financial contribution for 2013 to the Unite Against Poaching effort.


Plant a tree for life

Mar 10 at 13:13, SAST

After racking up a considerable number of air miles Misha Teasdale decided to offset his carbon footprint.


Conservation Detection Dog, A First For SA

Mar 10 at 13:05, SAST

South African experts have gained the help of man's best friend to carry out conservation detection work on the endangered geometric tortoise.


Source: The Good News
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Top Stories

Political parties use Easter service to encourage voting

Yesterday at 19:40, SAST

Political party leaders have spent Easter Sunday encouraging people to cast their ballot in upcoming elections and not to heed the "Vote No" campaign.


ANC Youth League marks Madiba speech with call to vote

Yesterday at 16:56, SAST

The ANCYL has used the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial speech to say that not voting in coming elections would be blasphemous.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Ferry transcript reveals crew panic

Yesterday at 17:05, SAST

The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.


Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

Yesterday at 21:46, SAST

The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Algeria: Soldiers Killed in Mountain Ambush

Yesterday at 17:31, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]In the deadliest attack in years, 11 Algerian soldiers have been killed while returning from a mountain patrol. The attack follows last week's presidential poll.


Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Five-Year-Old in School Attack

Yesterday at 17:43, SAST

[Daily Trust]Police in Bauchi State said suspected gunmen set ablaze some houses in the staff quarters of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Yana, killing a five-year old girl on Sunday.


Source: All Africa
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