New committee to review policy on rhino horn, including legal trade

The advisory committee will look into existing policies and practices related to the management of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros 

WATCH: Why agriculture could be the next Eskom

FNB Agri-Business senior agricultural economist Paul Makube talks to Business Day TV about the threats facing the agricultural sector

Threatened Lesser Flamingos at death’s door as Kamfers Dam dries up

‘It’s really a miracle that of the first 900 chicks relocated, only one of them died. These chicks have a zest for life and they are fighting to survive,’ says ...

SA scientists say pollution links Greenpeace made about Mpumalanga are incorrect

But Greenpeace Africa’s Melita Steele says regardless of whether SA is the worst or the tenth worst NO2 polluter, it is clear there is a serious problem

SA joins International Energy Agency fold

As an association member, SA can participate in various IEA activities in a nonbinding manner, while member countries are required, for example, to comply with ...

Extra allocation from Treasury a boost for iThemba LABS

An extra R167.9m in new money will help overhaul its infrastructure

Villagers win landmark case against mining company

A small group of 38 villagers challenge a mining company, of which they are also part, against mining platinum on their land, and win this battle in the ...

How a lost African city was recreated with laser technology

The builders of the stone-walled structures occupied this area from the 15th century ACE until the second half of the 1800s

Lack of funding holds back plans for cattle vaccine

The economy would lose about R6bn a year if SA loses its foot and mouth disease-free status

Funding of SA's science researchers continues to fall

The NRF announced in 2017 that it was forced to cut grants for top scientists to restructure one of its most important funding programmes

Drones and gliders soar to new heights — and depths

Nelson Mandela University’s autonomous operations group is exploring a range of drone capabilities

SA plays lead role in global biodiversity protection drive

A new standard sets out criteria for identifying key biodiversity areas, and SA will be among the first to do a complete national assessment

Battle intensifies against Chinese gangs behind abalone poaching

Demand for abalone knocks SA’s stocks of the marine molluscs to record low

Summer is coming, with toxic winds

Winds blow toxic dust filled with uranium from Mintails operations to Krugersdorp and beyond

Sniffer dogs and aircraft help game parks in rhino poaching crisis

SA is home to about 20,000 rhinos and despite recent setbacks, the Kruger National Park says it is making progress in the battle against poaching

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