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Richard Davies

As mines get deeper, more miners die

Almost two-thirds of accident fatalities on South African mines last year occurred on gold mines, says the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate.

SA fishing gets to grips with empowerment conundrum

Black economic empowerment within South Africa's commercial fishing industry, including the key hake, pelagic, rock lobster and abalone fisheries, appears to be well on track.

Global study highlights missing milliseconds

The days really do get shorter as you get older, although even the Old Testament patriarch Methuselah, who is supposed to have lived 969 years, is unlikely to have been troubled by the phenomenon.

War, fire threaten ‘water towers of the world’

War, fire, logging and agriculture are taking a heavy toll on Africa's mountain regions, says the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme.

SA’s astronomy programme takes off

Southern Africa is fast developing an international reputation for excellence in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

Calls for SA coastguard fall on deaf ears

One of South Africa's leading maritime authorities has called on government to establish a coastguard, saying failure to do so could lead to huge losses in the country's fishing industry.

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