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HIGH STAKES AT SOMKHELE
Mine expansion row puts lives on the line

Shootings, threats and other violence have ratcheted up tensions in Somkhele where a mine extension has exposed deep fault lines in a poor community. Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh report

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Written from the heart: Wild Coast learners document their hopes and fears

Amid the invisible threat of Covid-19, a series of writing competitions looks set to spark creative spirit among learners missing out on classes. William Western reports. 12-year-old Wild Coast lad

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Starlight express: night adventures among the turtles of Bhanga Nek

Climate change may be shifting turtle sex ratios. But you’ve got to go the distance to prove it. Natalie dos Santos on the hard yards and sweet pleasures of research

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Local inventor breathes hope into Covid-19 battle

An inventor working day and night in his home garage during lockdown has come up with a cheap ventilator that has won a national competition and will now be assessed

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Abundance during lockdown: A guide to growing food from scraps

You don’t need a lot of space and it needn’t cost you a cent to grow tomatoes, lettuce, bok choy… and a bunch of other stuff at home. Diony Lalieu

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Fallen rangers: Deadly militia attack in Virunga

Twelve rangers have fallen victim to senseless killings in Africa’s oldest national park. Fred Kockott reports FREE TO REPUBLISH (see terms below) Virunga National Park officials say 17 people were

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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. Matthew Hattingh reports

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Alarm over mass vulture poisoning in Zululand

Another vulture poisoning incident, discovered two days before Christmas in far northern KwaZulu-Natal, has sparked warnings that the region’s diminishing vulture populations could face extinction if belief-based use is not