Rhino 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

Rhino trade in the heart of darknets

Trafficking in endangered species is increasingly moving online. Roxanne Joseph investigates the networks that facilitate these transactions

The future of wildlife lies in the hands of people who live alongside it

Armchair conservationists confuse the issue because they aren’t aware of its complexities

Fury at release of rhino ‘pseudo-hunt’ kingpin

Chumlong Lemtongthai was released from the Kgosi Mamparu 11 facility on Tuesday, after serving just under six years of his jail sentence

Rangers find unlikely sponsor

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

Kruger’s contested borderlands

An anti-poaching buffer zone in Mozambique has led to a company being accused of grabbing land

Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don’t agree on the solution

Some say trade will pay for conservation, others argue it will fuel poaching and trafficking.

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

Over 6000 rhinos have been killed in Africa in the last decade – and only 25000 remain

The Kruger National Park is 'the eye of the storm, accounting for roughly 60% of poaching incidents over the past seven years', the report said.

Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites

Research shows that legal sale of ivory increased smuggling by 71%.

Record levels for rhino poaching across Africa

Poaching levels might have dropped in South Africa, but the number of rhino killed across the continent has hit record levels.

Rhino poaching levels drop in 2015

The rate of rhino poaching has dramatically slowed, with fewer animals killed in this year than in 2014.

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Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it