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New book charts jumbo project

Andries Botha toured the world with his elephant sculptures, capturing the public’s imagination and doing much for conservation. But in

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Chaos as residents dump outside dump

Rubbish piled up on the roadside outside Pietermaritzburg’s New England Road landfill site after it was closed. Kerushin Pillay of

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Schools threaten legal action over landfill

A civic group has threatened legal action against the authorities if they fail to tackle toxic problems at a Pietermaritzburg

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The diary of a bootlegging baldy

Logged out from news desk duties, former Witness photographer, Ian Carbutt, files his first ‘Diary of a Bootlegging Baldy’ from

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Civil action could address Mdloti river pollution

Sick Durban river spoils popular recreational lagoon

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Activists call on SA government to declare climate emergency

About 50 activists, led by Extinction Rebellion, picketed outside the Gauteng Legislature in Central Johannesburg Friday, on Friday afternoon. They

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Ocean Watch

It was a bizarre and disturbing sight. About 100 sharks – beheaded, finned and gutted – dumped on Strandfontein beach

The Thin Green Line

The people of Harrismith have set out to fix what has been broken by years of corruption and theft under

Negotiating a water-scarce world

Negotiating a water-scarce world

  January 15, 2020

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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