Poaching

‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing

From pangolins to pythons, species are being threatened by poachers for lucrative markets. A Namibian tells of her bid to make a difference

Fishing for a solution to catch marine life smugglers

Syndicates operating across international boundaries are depleting South Africa’s ocean resources

Alleged poachers escape lion’s den

Charges have been dropped against North West residents found with vast quantities of endangered species

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana

There is a significant elephant-poaching problem in northern Botswana that has likely been going on for over a year

Natural fawn killer: US judge sentences poacher to “Bambi” viewings

Prolific poacher David Berry Jr will be forced to watch the animated movie at least once a month during his year-long jail term

On protecting wildlife, SADC is leading the way

As leaders meet in London to discuss how to combat the illegal wildlife trade, maybe they should learn some lessons from southern Africa

Rangers find unlikely sponsor

China is the biggest market for ivory yet Chinese business people are funding the war on poaching

Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it’s dangerous

Many individuals continue to poach to improve their incomes, rather than just make ends meet

Abalone poaching: Lifting the lid on why, how and who

Abalone poaching in Cape Town succeeds because there is a motivated offender, a suitable target and a lack of security

​There’s a crisis in our oceans, illegal fishing dwarfs ivory and rhino horn poaching

France, SA and Mozambique will give trawlers in the Mozambique Channel a harder time, but can they control the $23bn a year industry?

The RhODIS rhino DNA database is putting rhino poachers in the cross hairs

The RhODIS database is helping to convict poachers using DNA evidence from rhino horns, carcasses and live specimens

Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching

The thinking behind the move was widely accepted at the time, and 'has only been proved wrong in hindsight' - researchers

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Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

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Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

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TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences