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‘Extreme’ tactics and lockdown buy rhino more time

The Rockwood Conservation reserve boasts zero poaching incidents in six years and its breeding project is successful, but costly

Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019

Dam levels in Northern Cape rise as cyclone Eloise dies out, hot weather expected again

The drought-stricken Northern Cape experienced some relief as heavy rainfall caused rivers and dams to overflow

Making waves at Sol Plaatje University

New vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Crouch tells Bongekile Macupe about his plans to put the institution on the world map and create a talent pipeline to help high-achieving matric learners

The Portfolio: Saaiqa

Photographer Saaiqa shares the story of how she captured this picture that reflects both the socioeconomic realities of our country and simple companionship

Saving southern Africa’s oldest languages

The decline of N|uu dates all the way back to 1652, when the first Europeans arrived by ship at the Cape of Good Hope.

Northern Cape worried about rise in cases

Premier Zamani Saul blames the doubling of Covid-19 case numbers a week after level three restrictions were implemented – on people travelling from neighbouring provinces

Bad blood fuels a divided ANC caucus in Kimberley council

“There’s still a lot of bad blood between the former mayor and the new mayor."

Not enough Covid-19 food parcels

Northern Cape residents who receive social grants say they’re being excluding from receiving food assistance packages

Seven lean years in the Northern Cape

As the Karoo hopes for an end to its worst drought in a generation, the region’s history may hold important lessons for its future

South Africa treats special needs children as an aside

Many children with special needs have never seen the inside of a classroom, as there are no schools where they live that cater to them. It’s extremely disheartening, particularly as access to education is a constitutional right

Read a story to children in their home language

Download a story in an indigenous South African language for World Read Aloud Day

‘Be bold, take risks’ to fix economy

Everyone has different solutions, but they all agree that time is running out — and Eskom is the priority

Weak matrics culled for better results

Just 7% of learners writing a two-year matric programme created to help them passed and a mere 0.003% got distinctions

Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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