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Jumbo blow for Zululand reserve: Bull elephants kill conservationist

The conservationist who was trampled and gored by bull elephants in northern KwaZulu-Natal this week, died trying to save the animals he loved.

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Hunting trophies: who gives a buck anyway?

HAVE YOUR SAY: The UK government is looking at restricting, or even banning, the import and export of hunting trophies.

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Elephant memories: On art at the intersection

Andries Botha toured the world with his elephant sculptures, capturing the public’s imagination and doing much for conservation. But in his home town, the project trampled on a few toes.

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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 The Witness reports.

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Join Roving Reporters’ Writers in Residence programme Global warming, the rape of our seas… species extinction. Does the degradation of our natural environment, poaching or perhaps pollution, make you mad?

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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 landfill site.  Fatima Khan and Matthew Hattingh report.

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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 Da Nang in central Vietnam First published by The Witness

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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 called on government to declare a climate emergency, writes Zoë Postman

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South African version of Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood?

“You’re cadet journalists, barely a published word to your names, jointly or individually, and what you’re working on has potential to be a global hit!” So said author, Denis Beckett,