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Kimon de Greef

Kimon de Greef

    Rough diamonds are a Rasta's best friend
    Rough diamonds are a Rasta's best friend
    A devotee of Haile Selassie travels from Cape Town to arid Namaqualand to try his luck at finding a fortune.
    Cape herb trade worries ecologists
    Cape herb trade worries ecologists
    The wild herb trade is booming, and conservationists are concerned. But one group is trying to knit them together.
    Fishing for answers at poaching's ground zero
    Fishing for answers at poaching's ground zero
    Behind the Cape's illicit perlemoen trade are whole communities that rely on the income the illegal abalone fishers bring in.
    Tik-tock: Hangberg's meth timebomb
    Tik-tock: Hangberg's meth timebomb
    Crystal meth may have trapped users in crimes, but it is also the fulcrum of an illicit economy that employs hundreds.
    Greenies bark up the wrong tree
    Greenies bark up the wrong tree
    Often touted as a solution to climate change, forests actually threaten Africa's savanna ecosystems, writes Kimon de Greef.