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Bright lights, dark mutterings

Are we so in thrall to images of wealth that we would just stand there, agog at the spectacle, and not wonder about all this wasted electricity?

Bo-Kaap to be declared national heritage site

Nathi Mthethwa says UNESCO will be asked to declare Bo-Kaap a world heritage site

Transformation taking place in the higher education system

Relevant African content and collaboration are key

How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger

Lake Turkana's status as a World Heritage Site has not protected it from environmental threats.

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

Millions of mostly Indian tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year and their numbers are increasing steadily as domestic travel becomes easier.

Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites, according to report

The number of heritage sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014 — nearly double the number from just three years ago

Mount Fuji named world heritage site

Japan's Mount Fuji, known for its perfectly cone-shaped volcano, has been granted World Heritage status, says Unesco.

Mapungubwe listing under threat

Mapungubwe National Park's listing as a World Heritage Site hangs in the balance, writes <b>Fiona Macleod</b>.

French cuisine named a ‘world intangible heritage’

Unesco declares French cuisine to be a world tangible heritage, creating the first gastronomy entry into the list.

Six new heritage site to global list

A historic road and prehistoric caves in Mexico were added on Sunday to the prestigious list of World Heritage sites.

Coal mine threat to world heritage site

Prized world heritage site Mapungubwe could soon have the scar of an open-cast coal mine on its doorstep.

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Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

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