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Cape fires are 'right on time' for fynbos, says UCT ecologist

Cape fires are 'right on time' for fynbos, says UCT ecologist

5 March 2015   0 comments
As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Cape Peninsula have been to tracts of nature reserve and property, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems,...

Lesotho opposition in the lead after snap poll: results 4 March 2015

Final results Wednesday in restive Lesotho's snap elections show the opposition outdistancing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's party, reversing early indications that the ruling party was in the lead.But...

Wildfires rage through top South African tourist haven 4 March 2015

Wildfires raged for a fourth day Wednesday through one of South Africa's most popular international tourist destinations, destroying homes, a hotel and scorching thousands of hectares of spectacular scenery.Firefighting...

Wildfires ravage Cape Peninsula 4 March 2015

The fires in the Cape have destroyed more than 4000 hectares of vegetation so far, the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday. Together with the City, volunteers, communities as well as fire fighters from...

Historical issues are hampering transformation: Zuma 4 March 2015

Policies that help create black industrialists in townships and rural areas need to be the focus of the newly appointed Black Economic Empowerment Council, President Jacob Zuma said at the council's...

Wildfires rage through top South African tourist haven

4 March 2015
Wildfires raged for a fourth day Wednesday through one of South Africa's most popular international tourist destinations, destroying homes, a hotel and scorching thousands of hectares of spectacular scenery.Firefighting......

Amla, Du Plessis lead SA to smashing victory over Irish

3 March 2015
It was another record-breaking day for the Proteas as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis shared a second-wicket stand of 247 against the Irish in their World Cup pool match at Canberra on Tuesday. The......

Eskom's Medupi power station produces first electricity 3 March 2015

The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom...

KaXu Solar One to ease pressure on SA's energy grid 3 March 2015

South Africa opened its first solar thermal electricity plant - KaXu Solar One - near Pofadder in the Northern Province on Monday. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will add...

S.Africa puts first new power station on line in 20 years 2 March 2015

South Africa put its first new power station in 20 years on line Monday as the country grapples with rolling electricity cuts that have hobbled growth in the continent's second-largest economy.The state-owned...

New African news agency launched in South Africa 2 March 2015

A news agency describing itself as Africa's "first syndicated multimedia content service", has been launched by a group of leading African entrepreneurs, the agency said Monday.With an initial investment...

Raging wildfires destroy homes, hotel in Cape Town 2 March 2015

Five houses and an upmarket hotel were destroyed and dozens of people evacuated from their homes as wildfires raged through Cape Town's scenic southern peninsula, firefighters said Monday.A massive firefighting...

We will be prepared for a fight, says Protea coach 2 March 2015

Proteas' assistant coach Adrian Birrell says the South Africans are taking their World Cup group match against Ireland on Tuesday morning seriously. The Irish "bat long and deep. They know how to chase...

Gallant Amajimbos have much to be proud of 2 March 2015

The South African national under-17 team lost 2-0 to Mali in the 2015 African Youth Championship final in Niger on Sunday night. But, says coach Molefi Ntseki, said he was proud of his boys' spirited...

Raging wildfires destroy homes in Cape Town, dozens evacuate... 2 March 2015

Four houses were destroyed and dozens of people evacuated from their homes on Cape Town's southern peninsula as wildfires whipped up by strong winds raged over nearby mountains on Monday, firefighters...

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