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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial...

By Willem Daniel Lubbe 11 Sep 2017

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

15 Aug 2017

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared: scientists

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned...

12 Jul 2017

Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique

The animals won't travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa's largest ever wildlife transfers...

26 Jun 2017

Decline in support of elephant back safaris sees it phased out

Safari Par Excellence and Zambezi Elephant Trails have decided to phase out elephant back safaris...

19 Jan 2017

Ethiopia Soil Map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight

Nationwide survey of soil conditions is leading to more effective use of fertilisers and could boost food security...

By Pius Sawa 30 Sep 2016

Zimbabwe dehorns rhinos to curb poaching

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe have begun dehorning the country's 700 adult rhinos to curb rampant poaching, a conservation group said on Tuesday, 30 August...

1 Sep 2016

SANParks defends Transfrontier Park agreement

SANParks is refuting several reports that suggest that the part of the fence that was dropped between the Kruger National Park and Limpopo National Park is to blame for...

21 Jun 2016

Drought, climate change and forestry: the role of science and technology

In July this year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome projected a 17 percent decrease in cereal production across Southern Africa...

By Mandi Smallhorne 25 Aug 2015

Tanzania fires ministers over anti-poaching abuses

ARUSHA, TANZANIA: Tanzania has fired four key ministers for abuses committed by the security forces during a controversial anti-poaching drive, the Prime Minister said.

24 Dec 2013

Africa's growth driven by SA

Although Africa made huge strides in increasing human development in the past decade, gains could - with hundreds of millions of people being pushed into extreme poverty - easily be reversed should "significant progress" not be made in halting global warming.

By Schalk Mouton 20 Mar 2013

Bigger is better says motor industry

Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.

11 Mar 2013

Safari ranches a target for Zimbabwe land grabs

HARARE, ZIMBABWE: Germany warned that takeovers of foreign-owned safari ranches by Zimbabwean politicians could jeopardise the country's co-hosting of this year's United Nations tourism conference.

10 Jan 2013

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