Nature

$20 billion and 700,000 jobs from Proposed Shale Gas Projects in the Karoo

South Africa will gazette final regulations for shale gas exploration by June, two years after releasing draft rules and as companies reconsider investments due to volatile oil prices and delays in awarding licenses.


#ThrowBackThursday: SA ‘Lion King’ Is Like One of the Pride

Back in 2009, Sky News interviewed animal behaviourist, Kevin Richardson, about his remarkable friendship with an entire pride of lions in South Africa.


New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ray of light that GRI - Renewable Industries officially announced the opening of their new R 300 Million wind turbine tower production facility in Atlantis, Cape Town.
SA City to Win ‘Global Earth Hour Capital’ Again this Year?

Earth Hour, which was launched by WWF in 2007, is observed annually on the last Saturday of March each year between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time in over 160 countries and over 7,000 cities by hundreds of millions of people. Typically, people and city managers switch off their lights for the hour in a symbolic call to global leaders to make smart decisions about dealing with climate change.
Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach to aviation, recently fitted a new set of Split Scimitar Winglets (SSW), on one of its aircraft, making it the first African carrier to install this new technology.

Source: The Good News
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Judge says more court delays 'unfair' to Malema

Yesterday at 12:38, SAST

The case against Julius Malema may have been struck off the roll, but the charges remain unanswered.


Who protects the public protector?

Yesterday at 07:47, SAST

Thuli Madonsela has warned that the people of South Africa will not allow her office, and by extension the Constitution, to be trampled on.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

German prosecutor axed in treason row

Yesterday at 21:09, SAST

Germany's justice minister sacks the country's top prosecutor, who had accused the government of interfering with a treason investigation.


Several killed in India train crash

Today at 03:58, SAST

Two passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh derail within minutes of each other, killing at least 19 people, officials say.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Nigeria: Now Obama Must Visit Nigeria

Yesterday at 17:19, SAST

[AfricaPlus] The hope that the July 20 meeting between President Barack Obama and President Muhammadu Buhari would heal the rift between their countries concerning the fight against Boko Haram was not fully realized.


Africa: Obama vs. Dictatorship, Corruption

Yesterday at 17:12, SAST

[African Arguments] I had expected President Obama to say some tough things to Africa's rulers at the African Union in Addis Ababa last week but I expected him to make the criticisms discreetly, by inference rather than directly. He didn't.


Source: All Africa
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