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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 government is planning to impose limits on farm sizes to free up parcels of land to hand over to black South Africans, Rural Development...
    African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade
    African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade
    Member states of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) are not meeting until September, but some...
    Wits stays shut as #FeesMustFall protests continue
    Wits stays shut as #FeesMustFall protests continue
    Protests against tuition increases started at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg almost two weeks ago and spread to other...
    Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
    Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
    In the South African bush, elephants are being trained in the art of "bio-detection" to see if they can use their exceptional sense of smell to...
    Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
    Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
    For many outsiders, Africa's big animals are among the natural wonders of the world and a major tourist draw.
    Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
    Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
    For decades, production in South Africa's platinum mines has rested on the muscular shoulders of men risking life and limb to drill into the rock...
    Uncertainty over SA deaths after Nigeria church collapse
    Uncertainty over SA deaths after Nigeria church collapse
    Around 300 South Africans were visiting a Pentecostal church in Nigeria last week where a wing collapsed killing more than 60...
    Union war follows old pattern on new turf
    Union war follows old pattern on new turf
    When a wildcat strike hit Impala Platinum's Marula mine in South Africa's Limpopo province this month, union leaders there...
    Technology trumps tradition in the bid to end the mining strike
    Technology trumps tradition in the bid to end the mining strike
    When the world's top three platinum firms opted to tackle South Africa's worst mining strike by sidestepping the militant Association of Mineworkers...
    Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy
    Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy
    As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and...
    Ex-NUM official at Lonmin gunned down
    Ex-NUM official at Lonmin gunned down
    Attackers gunned down a former senior union official at platinum producer Lonmin, stoking political and industrial tensions on South Africa's...
    Amcu is 'evolving into a real trade union'
    Amcu is 'evolving into a real trade union'
    A year ago, militant miners affiliated to upstart union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) were marching with spears,...