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AP PHOTOS: South Africa: children learn by playing

May 28th, 2013
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Hundreds of South African children celebrated what some children's advocates call World Play Day on Tuesday, romping with toys at two Johannesburg centers run by a non-profit organization....


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South African Game Reserve Poisoned 100 Rhino Horns to Curtail Poaching

April 5th, 2013

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Until now, nothing has worked to curtail rhino poaching, and 200 of the endangered animals have already been killed in South Africa this year. Tired of watching an entire species vanish before their eyes, a private game reserve took matters into their own hands. The idea isn’t new, but Sabi Sand Game Reserve is the first to inject chemicals that are toxic to humans into the horns of 100 rhinos. In addition to making whoever consumes the rhino horn very ill, the parasiticides are accompanied by a dye that can be detected by airport scanners – two tactics that the reserve hopes will put a small dent in the lucrative trade backed by the South African government.

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6 Great Green Designs that Put South Africa on the Map

March 24th, 2013

South Africa: No Need for Swine Flu Panic – SA Scientists

March 19th, 2013
South African scientists have dismissed predictions of a possible public health emergency following reports from Australia that a small number of swine flu patients were resistant to the first-line treatment, Tamiflu. Resistance is carefully monitored in ...


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South Africa: No Need for Swine Flu Panic – SA Scientists

March 19th, 2013
South African scientists have dismissed predictions of a possible public health emergency following reports from Australia that a small number of swine flu patients were resistant to the first-line treatment, Tamiflu. Resistance is carefully monitored in ...


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South Africa: No Need for Swine Flu Panic – SA Scientists

March 19th, 2013
South African scientists have dismissed predictions of a possible public health emergency following reports from Australia that a small number of swine flu patients were resistant to the first-line treatment, Tamiflu. Resistance is carefully monitored in ...


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South Africa: No Need for Swine Flu Panic – SA Scientists

March 19th, 2013
South African scientists have dismissed predictions of a possible public health emergency following reports from Australia that a small number of swine flu patients were resistant to the first-line treatment, Tamiflu. Resistance is carefully monitored in ...


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Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

February 28th, 2013

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Car dealerships tend not to be the greenest of buildings; they’re typically located in strip-malls outside of town, and of course, they are made to hawk gas-guzzling vehicles. But Kia Motors is charting new territory in car dealership design with the opening of a new solar-powered dealership in Weltevreden Park, South Africa. The new building, which opened its doors earlier this month, features roof-mounted solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, and rainwater harvesting, making it one of the greenest car dealerships in the world.

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INTERVIEW: We Talk Hemp with South African Materials Expert Tony Budden

February 18th, 2013

South Africa, Vietnam sign rhino-poaching pact

December 11th, 2012

South Africa says its diplomats have signed an agreement with Vietnam to try and halt the trade of horns taken from poached rhinoceros.



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