Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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A boomslang eating a bullfrog. Provided by author/ G Cusins

Western Cape Academics Track Snakes’ Eating Habits with Help of Facebook Group

Snakes are a diverse lineage of reptiles that are found on every continent except Antarctica. Despite differences in appearance, habitat preference, defence tactics and...
fire Lindiwe Zulu

DA’s Open Letter to President Ramaphosa: It’s Time to Fire Minister Zulu

Dear Mr President The Covid-19 pandemic caught the entire globe by surprise, and despite this, South Africans willingly joined the fightback in March. The pandemic has...
The authors of a new scientific study have found toxic herbicides in the waters of Camps Bay. Photo: Steve Kretzmann

Herbicides Accumulate in Camps Bay Sea Life, South Africa

Herbicides which have been banned in other parts of the world have been found in seawater in Camps Bay, and accumulating in seaweed and...
university students south africa

Three South African Vice-Chancellors Paint a Post-COVID Picture for Universities

Across the world, the higher education sector is changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conversation Africa’s Nontobeko Mtshali asked vice-chancellors from three South...
People from various organisations protested in Johannesburg on Saturday. Photo: Zoë Postman

Hundreds Protest in Joburg Against Government Response to Covid-19

People from various organisations protested in Johannesburg on Saturday. Photo: Zoë Postman Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Central Johannesburg to the Gauteng...
Steve Hall & Mpumelelo (Mpumi) Mtinsto

How a Soweto Bicycle Tour Operator is Riding the Cycle

Perhaps it has taken a small cruel virus to open my eyes... writes Steve Hall. This invisible thing has brought a new clarity to...
World Ranger Day 2020

SANParks Praises Rangers as Rhino Conservation Awards Winners Announced – Full List

On World Ranger Day, the winners of the prestigious Rhino Conservation Awards were officially announced during an online event to celebrate the people and...
Eugene Tullex carries his son to Latifa Jacobs’s soup kitchen in Kuilsriver. He used to do piecemeal jobs but he has not found work since lockdown. He is collecting for his family of six. Photo: Tariro Washinyira

Residents’ Association Wants Activist’s Soup Kitchen Closed in Kuilsriver

Members of a residents association in Sunbird Park in Kuilsriver, Cape Town, are at loggerheads with a community activist running a soup kitchen in...
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Taxi Drivers Warned to Wear a Mask or Face Fines by Associations

“If you see a driver not wearing a mask during a trip, report him,” warns Themba Kubheka, secretary of the Greater North Taxi...
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Cathy Buckle in Zimbabwe: “Dashed Hopes and a Journalist called Hopewell”

Dear Family and Friends writes Cathy Buckle from Zimbabwe. I write this letter from a bitterly cold Zimbabwe where tension is high and people...
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