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Sand mining plans dog Xolobeni

Since 2006, people in Xolobeni have waged a struggle over plans for heavy minerals mining, reports Shona Aylward in this

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Park expansion holds hope for Africa’s big tuskers

Eight of Africa’s remaining 30 “big tuskers” live in South Africa’s Tembe Elephant Park. The park is set to expand

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Vietnamese youth pledge support for war on poaching

Catch them while they are young, seems to be the thinking behind bringing a group of Vietnamese twentysomethings to the

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Ocean Watch

Environmental groups’ objections over-ruled Marches, protests and objections to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the

The Thin Green Line

Powerful image sheds light on efforts to save rhinos Fred Kockott and Mlu Mdletshe report First published by GroundUp  

Wild Walks

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It’s a wrench and a drench to leave

Pooped but proud to have finished, Shona Aylward looks back on the demanding final days of the Wild Coast hike

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Onward and upward:
Shona Aylward on Day 6

We ramble along the rutted coastline, in and out of pockets of exquisite beaches hugged by cliffs. Shona Aylward reports

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Any port in a storm:
the going gets tough on days 4 & 5

The going gets tough for  Wild Coast hiker Shona Aylward. But the scenery rewards and the history is rich, not

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