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Malawi works to eliminate dangerous pesticide

Officials in Lilongwe, Malawi, are working hard to promote safe alternatives to the agricultural pesticide methyl bromide, which they hope to phase out by the end of the year. If they succeed, Malawi will beat South Africa to be the first country in the region to phase out all non-essential use of the chemical.

Malawi fishing industry gets shot in the arm

Malawi has launched a fishing project that will benefit more than 300 000 people who depend on fishing for their livelihood. The project, which was launched on January 24, is expected to improve fish stocks as well as catches from Lake Malawi. Declining fish stocks has raised alarm that Lake Malawi could be affected.

Chillis prompt elephants to cool their heels

Elephants and humans have long found themselves at loggerheads in Africa, and Malawi is no exception to this trend. Now, villagers are also exploring a more innovative way of keeping the elephants at bay: the planting of chilli pepper plants. Once harvested and graded, the chillis are sold to European countries.

Wildlife officials brace for 2004 ivory sale

Conservationist David Bradfield had an interesting story to tell about one of his visits to Malawi's capital, Lilongwe. Wearing the disguise of a tourist, he asked a group of curio sellers in the city whether he could buy ivory from them. "When I asked if they could offer some for sale, one vendor produced three bags of worked ivory, ornaments and souvenirs.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

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World Aids Day

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How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story