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NSPCA wins lion bone trade case against department

The export of 800 lion skeletons was considered to be unlawful and constitutionally invalid by Judge Jody Kollapen

Nature’s Nocturne: Unfettered human sprawl drives animals into the night

The long-term effect of humans on animals is increasingly well documented

Boots, balls & bluster: Blowing the whistle on rugby ref bias

Claims of favouritism stalk the game, but the data on penalties paints a picture at odds with righteous indignation

South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Lions are extinct in 26 African countries, and numbers in the wild have plummeted 43% over the last two decades, with roughly only 20 000 left

Lions face the ultimate test against Crusaders

If the Lions are to become Super Rugby champions at the third time of asking, it’s going to take a lot of firsts

Super Rugby is wounding our Springboks

South Africa has more players out in a season than any other group of elite sportsmen

Lions SA’s only hope at title

Same old, same old … the Jo’burg side have their work cut out to shake up a stagnant competition

The Lions’ long journey to the final

The foundations for this season’s success were laid in 2012

Hurricanes to put Lions to the test

The will to win may well give the Jo’burg men the edge over one of Super Rugby’s strongest sides

Leaner, hungry Lions eye history

The last time they dominated Super Rugby was 20 years ago, but this team is a very different beast

Lions test the waters for the Boks

The British and Irish Lions’ games in New Zealand may show what it takes to beat the All Blacks

Politics of saving species: South Africa gets its way at Cites

The environmental and hunting pack fought hard for tuskers and lions but it was late nights and intense lobbying that secured the decisions.

Lions should reach final, but a return to the Super 12 of old would be first prize

The punishing travel schedule has underscored the utter daftness of the bloated Super 18 system.

Data reveals secret to log-topping Lions’ success: Carrying the ball, not kicking it

The key to the Jo’burg franchise’s supremacy this season lies in keeping the ball and using it wisely.

The sound of one male ego flapping is enough to banish a whole pride of lions

When big cats disturb the nocturnal peace of a rough-and-tumble bush break, it’s anyone’s guess whose aura is to thank – or to blame.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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