South Africa has an impressive record of marine biological research in protected areas, but the country needs to pay greater attention to the human aspects.
The social, ecological and governance objectives of marine protected areas need to be understood to enhance benefits to both people and the environment.
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The shocking story at the centre of When the Village Sleeps is as heartbreaking as it is - ultimately - full of hope.
Eggs can remain in the soil for several years with the embryos waiting to receive sufficient moisture to complete development. This results in synchronised hatching when there’s sufficient rain.
Johannesburg is the most preferred destination for jobseekers from other provinces, followed by Cape Town.
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Labour migrants from other provinces into Gauteng and the Western Cape are more likely to be employed than the two provinces’ permanent residents.
Dennis Brutus’s life is synonymous with South Africa’s freedom struggle.
Brutus’s life was closely interlinked with the rise of apartheid and offered a way to look at resistance to this system.
The town of Makhanda, formerly Grahamstown, and surrounds have suffered serious neglect by the local municipality.
The precedent-setting ruling may cause jitters in dysfunctional municipalities around the country.
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
Oromo children saved from slavery.
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Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
A Xolobeni villager protesting against mine development.
Villagers from a community in South Africa’s Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
A gorge in the Eastern Cape. Land is much more than a resource for many, it has a strong symbolic value.
Land is culturally and historically important to people and often this is ignored when addressing land issues.
Fertile valleys in rural Eastern Cape where Nelson Mandela was born.
Photographs tell the story of Nelson Mandela the humanist and take us into the settings that shaped his childhood.
South Africa’s police commissioner, Khehla Sitole, and police minister, Bheki Cele, unveil a new plan to combat violent crimes.
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More than 90% of violent crimes in South Africa fall outside the categories named in the police’s new anti-crime strategy.
The Kowie River follows a ‘horseshoe bend’ between Port Alfred and.
The analysis of the Kowie River rehearses the warnings provided by the colonial and post-colonial destruction of culture and nature.
Winnie Madikizela achieved a lot before she met Nelson Mandela.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
A Zenzeleni cooperative member carefully aligns some equipment in the village of Mankosi, Eastern Cape.
South Africa has some of the highest mobile voice and data costs in the world. A project to deliver affordable services and keep money in communities with high unemployment rates could be the answer.
Most South African police officers view their job as primarily just that -
a job and a means to survive.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach.
South African learners receiving two meals, despite being from arguably poorer backgrounds, had statistically significantly lower stunting levels than children receiving only one meal.
People with disabilities living in Madwaleni in the Eastern Cape have difficulty accessing healthcare.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Mining companies are keen to get to work in underdeveloped, deeply rural parts of South Africa.
Mining proposals are often hugely controversial in South Africa and can even lead to violence. Better strategic assessments based on participation and precaution would help.
Uncollected rubbish provides food and shelter for rodents which can spread plague if they pick up the bacteria.
Plague, one of the deadliest diseases in the world, has been reported in several African countries in the past decade.