Nature

Born Free pleads with Zambian President to spare the lives of 2,000 wild hippos

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:08

Hippo massacre could be bloody reality if government-approved cull goes ahead. In a shocking and secretive move, Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the brutal culling of up to 2,000 hippos in the world-famous Luangwa Valley over the next five years.

Minister Mantashe fails to pitch to honour discussions with KZN communities on Mining Charter

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:51

The Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Gwede Mantashe failed to honour his commitment to visit the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province today to discuss the Mining Charter. Community people gathered from Newcastle area (Normandien, Kliprand Farm and Uitkomst communities) and Somkhele, where Petmin’s coal mine is being challenged b