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Plan B needed to save rhinos

IN THE first four months of this year the rate at which rhinos were poached in the Kruger National Park escalated by 20% compared to last year. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says 749 have been killed so far this year, 544 in the park. Roughly three rhino a day are slaughtered by well-armed poachers […]

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Inadequate health care services for children

Background 1. According to press reports, a significant number of infants die every year due to the shortage of Intensive Care Unit beds in state hospitals. Critically ill infants are assigned to beds in general hospital wards in which there are insufficient nurses, equipment and medication. In effect, the treatment available is simply inadequate. The […]

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Changing the rules of engagement with regard to countering the poaching of rhino in SA

  2nd February 2015   The Honourable Ministers of Police, Defence and Veterans and Justice and Correctional services, RE: Changing the Rules of Engagement with regard to countering the poaching of rhino in SA We write to you at the request of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, the Honourable Edna Molewa, who concurs in our […]

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Fracking in the Karoo - Accountability

Fracking In The Karoo – A Scary Story

  A novel but functional alliance has been created between Afriforum and the well- known international prize winning lobby group called Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TAG). The similarity in acronym with the better know Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) grouping that succeeded in weaning the South African government off AIDS denialism and into the state […]

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A Capital Design Made In The Design Capital

Meeting herbalist Xoma Ayobi is a peculiarly South African experience. When his neighbours in Hangberg, the fishing village part of Hout Bay, were temporarily relocated in a soulless line of wood and iron structures so that new housing could be built, Ayobi refused to move, with good reason too. He has a couple of horses, […]

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