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Utrecht is game for anything

Faced with extinction, a small KwaZulu-Natal town has transformed itself into a wildlife reserve. The tourist industry is growing and the local population has embraced the promise of a long-term economic future. More visitors and investors already live and walk among the wildebeest and other game.

Coal starts tourism project

The word's largest of its kind, the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, has taken the initiative and involved a nearby rural community in a conservation project. The Dube community comprises approximately 7 500 of the poorest people in KZN.

Ban puts new jobs in the bag

Since the ban on freebie bags on May 9, many self-help groups have risen to the challenge and developed lucrative small businesses making eco-friendly substitutes.

Graft and the environment

Further investigation into the Roodefontein Golf Development scandal could reveal a network of corruption.

Call for peace in the valley

It was monumental tactlessness or spite: the triumphant signing of the settlement agreement last weekend that brought an end to the controversial Mangethe land claim was held next door to the burnt-out remains of the landowner's community hall.

A holistic approach to Aids care

It sounds crass to call it a one-stop Aids shop, but that is exactly what it is. Amangwe village, north of Richard's Bay, will become an integrated Aids care centre that looks after both the people afflicted with the syndrome and the social structure that is affected by their illness.

A boost for township B&Bs

Bed and breakfast establishments in South Africa have come a long way. In the old days the guest was given a converted cupboard or the room of a teenager who had just left home, complete with dirty socks still under the bed. Then there was a long traipse down the passage to the bathroom.

Firewood at a price

The road to Ingwavuma goes through a dustbowl. The veld is parched and the trees are stunted. Piles of firewood lie on the side of the road, awaiting potential buyers on their way to Sodwana and Kosi Bay. But no one can be seen near this loot.

Time runs out for Dukuduku

Conservationists warn that immediate drastic action is necessary to save the indigenous Dukuduku forest, which borders the Greater St Lucia World Heritage Site. The once-pristine stretch of rare coastal sand forest is being destroyed by thousands of illegal squatters who have been living on the land since 1975.

New era dawns for ‘village’ banks

You can regard it as a bank with training wheels. It doesn't even look like a bank. In some respects it isn't. The "Village Bank" at Mfekayi in central Zululand is a community bank, helping rural farmers to handle their money. It operates along the principles of a stokvel.

Inroads into patriarchy

It's not often, in the patrilineal Zulu hierarchy, that the succession of chieftainship goes to a woman. But the Mpungose royal family now has its first female inkosi, who has brought new energy to the position. Lily Mpungose has tackled her job with determination.

Operation father figure

The translocation of young elephant bulls has taught scientists the value of the animals' social structure. In 1994 rhinos were being found dead in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve with their horns ripped out, their backs broken and their bodies mutilated.

A jumbo task for St Lucia

Plans to turn a world heritage site into a Big Five game park could be shelved if a herd of elephants are unable to adjust to their new home

Saving the sacred forest

Schoolchildren in Khula Village in KwaZulu-Natal are learning how to protect and care for their environment

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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

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

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