Rhino horn is coveted for rumoured medicinal properties and as a status symbol.
Rhino horn consumers have a strong preference for wild rhino horn.
Trucks lining outside a container yard in Cape Town, South Africa. Infrastructure backlogs are a threat to food exports.
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What’s in store for South Africa’s agricultural sector.
Young people must be included from the early stages of interventions.
Adolescents and young people should get involved early in the design, planning and scale up of interventions.
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Disengagement from schooling puts students at a greater risk of permanently dropping out of school.
Climatic drivers over the past 80 years have resulted in flowering season starting in late winter instead of spring.
The progressively earlier flowering places the daisies at greater risk of failed flowering seasons. This would be a blow to biodiversity and tourism.
A researcher at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa, works on the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus in December 2021. African countries were penalized by Canada’s travel ban even though they discovered the Omicron variant via complex sequencing work when western nations failed to.
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Ottawa’s travel ban against African countries made clear its underlying policy: What matters is not your test result, but where you’ve been. It’s yet another example of anti-Africa discrimation.
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.
A man protesting in New York City one year after the violent insurrection in Washington, D.C.
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Criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could spark political consequences – not only for Trump, but for US democracy.
South Africa’s President and African National Congress (ANC) party President Cyril Ramaphosa cuts the cake during the ANC’s 110th anniversary celebrations.
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Ramaphosa currently has no known rivals with widespread support within the African National Congress.
A thick-tailed greater galago peering out from amid tree branches.
Little is known about what physiological mechanisms African primates use to cope with environmental and social changes such as climate change and human encroachment on their habitat.
Holidaymakers relax on the South Beach during New Year festivities in Durban after the government lifted COVID-19 restrictions.
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The South African government has chosen a pragmatic approach that balances the potential direct and detrimental indirect effects of Covid.
Knowing where people are most vulnerable can help authorities make better decisions about allocating resources.
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Knowing who is most vulnerable to COVID can be used to guide resource allocation and help the design of risk mitigation strategies.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has delivered his first report on state capture to South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
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The inquiry’s findings could be a defining moment for South Africa, but only if the work of the Commission leads to concrete action and systemic change.
A display in the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal.
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Museums allow us to delve deep into the past with eye-catching displays of artefacts, ancient textiles, high-quality images and short films that narrate how our ancestors lived.
COVID-19 has seen multiple restrictions on alcohol in South Africa.
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Industry repeatedly cited large and often untested figures of profit and job losses to oppose alcohol restrictions during South Africa’s lockdown.
Lydia Balidawa poses for a photo with a rehabilitated grey crowned crane at Uganda’s Pian Upe Game Reserve.
The reduction of foreign tourism is an opportunity for Africans to experience many of the continent’s premier parks at a discount.
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For rhino specialists, translocation has been one of the most important tools in the conservation box of tricks.
South Africa hasn’t achieved its policy objective of deregulating the fuel price because vested interests have opposed this, and the government doesn’t have the political will to implement the policy.
Women are more likely to work in sectors hit hard by the pandemic, like hospitality.
The pandemic has increased vulnerability and poverty for female-headed households more than for male-headed households.
South Africa is reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases.
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Early data show that Omicron is dominating new COVID-19 cases in Gauteng province.