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Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Now she has been murdered

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her

Ocean Watch Uncategorized

Spotted!
How a surfer’s project turned the tide on shark fears

A brush with his own mortality stoked big wave rider and adventurer Greg Bertish into launching Shark Spotters – an internationally acclaimed bathing safety project that’s also doing wonders for

The Future We Want

Trad medicine matters:
WHO woos in Africa’s Covid cure search

Where Covid-19 treatments have divided the world and brought opprobrium to Donald Trump, a controversial African medicine has helped forge some common purpose, writes Fatima Khan 

Ocean Watch Uncategorized

A shiver of sharks:
Old stories tell another truth

Indigenous cultures venerated sharks, with a rich mythology that aided their preservation. It’s a lesson we can draw from today, writes Lisa Cloete  

Ocean Watch

How Old Oven Mitt capitalised on a famous exit (and came to the rescue of a struggling industry)

Did orcas frighten away False Bay’s cow sharks and what became of the great whites? Marine biologist Leigh de Necker and the Shark Spotters research team, play sleuths

Ocean Watch

In deep:
From barbel fishing to basking sharks

Young South Africans get little exposure to sea life, and that’s part of the reason sharks are demonised. Njabulo Mduli, tells about his journey from fear to fascination and shares

The Future We Want

We must build a new Africa on foundation of respect

FOR quite some time, I have been wondering how we are going to redefine the way we interact with each other in this new world, writes Francois du Toit. Not

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Pandemic poet chimes with the times

Fatima Khan explores the genesis of the poem, “We fell asleep in one world and woke in another”,which went viral in the wake of Covid-19.

Conservation Watch Environment

Zululand pangolin project launched

. . . where the species became locally extinct 70 years ago

Conservation Watch Environment

“We must get 30% of earth’s natural resources protected by 2030”

The world is paying a heavy price for the exploitation of wild species and wild places, deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensification of farming, and infrastructure development, says Chris Galliers,