Namibia

 
‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing
‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing
Rhino poaching is decreasing. The environmental affairs department says that 259 fewer rhinos were poached last year than the year before —...
Africans flock, rather than take flight
Africans flock, rather than take flight
What is it that Southern Africans do when the going gets tough? And when it stays tough? And when it is tough generation after generation? And when...
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
Planning a cycle ride in Namibia, I came across the story of two German pacifists who hid in the desert for more than two years during World War II...
Crucial Afcon derby awaits Bafana
Crucial Afcon derby awaits Bafana
Prepare for an ardent, emotional encounter when Bafana Bafana and Namibia face off in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group D clash at...
Kalahari will become too hot for birds
Kalahari will become too hot for birds
The Kalahari desert, which straddles Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, is already 1.95°C hotter than it was just 60 years ago. Temperature...
The future of wildlife lies in the hands of people who live alongside it
The future of wildlife lies in the hands of people who live alongside it
The story of a suspected rhino poacher who was eaten by lions after being trampled by elephants in the Kruger National Park brought global...
SA drops in World Press Freedom rankings
SA drops in World Press Freedom rankings
South Africa has dropped to number 31 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders...
On the horns of a dilemma
On the horns of a dilemma
Legalising the rhino horn trade could inject R60-billion into the South African fiscus, but allowing the trade could backfire at the expense of...
Integrating wildlife into rural economy is key to its survival
Integrating wildlife into rural economy is key to its survival
In 2014, the president of Botswana, Ian Khama, introduced a ban on hunting, saying it had contributed to poaching and “catastrophic” declines...
I fly high on a little Sinai ‘chocolate’
I fly high on a little Sinai ‘chocolate’
The Hun and I have a mission — to smoke cannabis in some of the most securitised parts of the world.
2019: Africa heads into an election year
2019: Africa heads into an election year
Voters in several African nations, including Nigeria and South Africa, are headed to the ballot box in 2019. But despite the numerous elections,...

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