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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

Arts & Film Environment The Future We Want

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.

Environment Thin Green Line

Zululand pangolin project launched

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

Environment Thin Green Line

“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,

Environment Thin Green Line

Conservation awards shed light on success stories

Winners of the Africa’s prestigious 2020 Rhino Conservation Awards have been officially announced online by Love Africa Marketing to celebrate the people and organisations who work constantly to reduce the

Environment Thin Green Line

Awards honour Africa’s wilderness warriors

Winners of Africa’s prestigious 2020 Rhino Conservation Awards are to be announced tomorrow – July 31.

Environment The Future We Want

Blue Economy punted as a panacea, but at what cost?

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic and a looming climate crisis climax, the increasingly redundant fossil fuel industry seems hellbent on business as usual, writes Francois du Toit.