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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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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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Nurdle hunt maps pollution

A worldwide nurdle search spanning six continents is underway, write Jared Sumar and Fred Kockott

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Green plan to turn dirty waste into walkways

Unrecyclable plastic waste collected from the Umgeni River could soon become part of paving networks, walkways and eco-landscapes in and around Durban, write Jared Sumar and Fred Kockott. This is

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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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Become a Roving Reporter and environmental watchdog!

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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Harrismith: When the going gets tough, the tough get going

The people of Harrismith have set out to fix what has been broken by years of corruption and theft under Jacob Zuma’s ANC and the premiership of Ace Magashule. Theirs

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Authorities pooh-pooh claims of faecal contamination at an Umhlanga beach as hundreds hit by gastro

Scores of holidaymakers have reported that they contracted a gastro bug after swimming at Umhlanga’s Bronze Beach. But authorities say the lurgy wasn’t in the seawater, writes Fatima Khan. First

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Negotiating a water-scarce world

Can the water-rich mineral Ringwoodite provide humans with water in the future and become the “gold of the 21st century”? asks Fatima Khan