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Rush for Africa’s marine species to feed demand in Asia

The booming, lucrative and often illicit trade in sea cucumbers, seahorses and fish maws threatens species and coastal communities

Covid-19 stems ‘white’ gold rush

The pandemic hit abalone farmers fast and hard. Prices have dropped and backers appear to be losing their appetite for investing in the delicacy

Uphill battle but Tehran aims to become bike-friendly

A new bike-sharing initiative in the Iranian capital is trying to ameliorate the city’s traffic and pollution problem

Covid-19 is teaching us how to design healthier cities

The pandemic has transformed the way we live, attend school and do our work, and our cities must change accordingly

Mobility: South Africans have to find local solutions to solve congestion problems

Congestion in South African cities costs the economy about R3-billion each year

Ten working days lost to traffic jam

Each year the average South African loses R7 100 in productivity because they’re stuck in traffic, according to navigation company TomTom.

The worm is turning in the heart of São Paulo

The Minhocão highway’s closure has given a semblance of peace and quiet to central São Paulo.

IBM to target Nairobi’s traffic nightmares

Kenyans hope that IBM's choice of Nairobi as the spot for its first African commercial research centre will provide solution to the city's traffic.

Proposed bill to see traffic offenders help in mortuaries

A proposed bill could see traffic offenders doing community service in state mortuaries or trauma units, says a report.

Google Maps adds traffic monitoring for SA cities

Motorists in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town are now able to use Google Maps to avoid traffic congestion, the company says.

Poachers skill up to slip ivory, rhino horns out of SA

Conservationists say regulating trade in ivory and rhino horn is getting tougher because syndicates are becoming more sophisticated.

‘Worst year ever for elephants’, says watchdog

The past year has seen a record number of large ivory seizures across the world, confirming a sharp increase in the illegal trade in recent years.

A city dangerously on the move

Driving in Luanda requires nerves of steel, nuts of tungsten and a head like a stubborn mule.

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Zondo deplores ‘attempted killing’ of state capture witness who implicated Molefe

The deputy chief justice says an attack on one witness may deter many others from giving evidence

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

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