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Ed Stoddard

Ed Stoddard

    Plans to impose limits on sizes of farms
    Plans to impose limits on sizes of farms
    The ANC intends to speed up its land redistribution programme ahead of local government elections, sparking fears from economists and farming groups.
    African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade
    African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade
    Stance on ivory trade in Africa is not unified, with some countries calling for a global ban although others are open to elephant ivory trade.
    Wits stays shut as #FeesMustFall protests continue
    Wits stays shut as #FeesMustFall protests continue
    Wits University in Jo'burg will remain closed on Monday as student protests continue - despite a promise by President Jacob Zuma that fees won't rise.
    Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
    Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
    Elephants in South Africa are being trained to sniff our explosives, poachers and landmines in what is called the art of "bio-detection".
    Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
    Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
    Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.
    Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
    Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
    Three years of labour upheaval and a political push for safety and better wages have set in motion a drive to mechanise platinum mines.
    Uncertainty over SA deaths after Nigeria church collapse
    Uncertainty over SA deaths after Nigeria church collapse
    SA government believes 300 South Africans were visiting the Lagos church, but it was not clear how many were on the spot when the tragedy struck.
    Union war follows old pattern on new turf
    Union war follows old pattern on new turf
    On the eastern arm of the platinum belt, a battle for supremacy is brewing between Amcu and the National Union of Mineworkers.
    Technology trumps tradition in the bid to end the mining strike
    Technology trumps tradition in the bid to end the mining strike
    Mining firms faced the logistical challenge of contacting 70 000 miners around the country when they decided to sidestep Amcu in wage negotiations.
    Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy
    Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy
    The ongoing strike in the platinum belt is having a detrimental effect on the pockets of not only miners, but the community at large.
    Ex-NUM official at Lonmin gunned down
    Ex-NUM official at Lonmin gunned down
    Attackers have gunned down a former NUM official at Lonmin, stoking political and industrial tensions on South Africa's volatile platinum belt.