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South African teen wins big at Google Science Fair

29 September 2016 | 0 comments

A South African teenager has walked away with the Google Science Fair Grand Prize. Kiara Nirghi's winning entry is an economically friendly and sustainable solution to drought. She hopes her project will...

Nelson Mandela Bridge goes pink

29 September 2016 | 0 comments

From today, Johannesburg's iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge will by lit up in pink. The city has partnered with cosmetics company Estee Lauder to raise awareness of breast cancer. October is breast cancer...

Student protests spread in South Africa

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

Student protests in South Africa spread Wednesday with police firing rubber bullets at demonstrators on campuses in Johannesburg and Grahamstown as unrest over tuition fees roils universities across the...

WEF raises South Africa's global competitiveness ranking

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa has risen two places, to 47th, in the 2016 World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, improving its ranking in 10 of the 12 pillars measured. The country has the most competitive economy...

Global meeting votes for trade ban on endangered pangolins

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted Wednesday to ban all trade of the endangered pangolin, the world's most heavily trafficked mammal.All...

All global trade banned in endangered pangolins

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote Wednesday by delegates at a global conference.The reclusive,...

Students 'free' penguin from S.African aquarium

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Two South African students have confessed to stealing a penguin called "Buddy" from a marine park and releasing him into the Indian Ocean, the park's management said Tuesday.The endangered African black-footed...

Collaborative efforts at CITES CoP17 in South Africa

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Johannesburg is hosting the largest World Wildlife Conference yet. The 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)...

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Sunday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures...

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Saturday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures...

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.Based on 275 estimates...

Elephants divide meeting aimed at saving species

24 September 2016 | 0 comments

The world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway Saturday in Johannesburg, but African countries lashed out at Western charities for "dictating" how they should protect...

Wildlife meet to save species opens in S.Africa

24 September 2016 | 0 comments

South African President Jacob Zuma opened the world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade in Johannesburg Saturday with a warning of the dire consequences of failing to tackle the demand...

Wildlife meet opens in S.Africa aiming to save species

24 September 2016 | 0 comments

Thousands of conservationists and top government officials went into talks in Johannesburg Saturday to thrash out international trade regulations on elephant ivory, rhino horn and hundreds of endangered...

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

24 September 2016 | 0 comments

Thousands of conservationists and government officials open talks in Johannesburg on Saturday to thrash out regulating international trade in elephant ivory, rhino horn and hundreds of endangered wild...

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