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South Africa to investigate allegations of illegal wildlife trade with China

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South Africa says it will investigate allegations made in a recent report that its indigenes are trading thousands of wild endangered animals illegally with China. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy The allegations were made in a report produced by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading (BAT) titled: “Breaking Point: Uncovering South Africa’s Shameful Live Wildlife Trade with ...

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Scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible in South Africa

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South Africa could see up to 50,000 coronavirus deaths and as many as 3 million infections by the end of the year as the southern hemisphere winter leads to a higher rate of infection, scientific models showed on Thursday, May 21, 2020. South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize The country already has the highest number of infections and deaths ...

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Bafana Bafana arrives for Eagles clash

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The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the Bafana Bafana delegation will fly into Lagos on Wednesday, and would immediately connect a flight to Uyo for the African Nations Cup encounter to be held at the Godwill Akpabio International Stadium. The last outing between the two teams was a friendly match at the Mombola Stadium, Newspring, two years ...

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Super Eagles arrives Uyo for South Africa

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Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, is expected to to leave Abuja to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State on Monday, June 5, 2017 as camp opens for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. The Eagles began camping on Saturday as the team prepares to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio ...

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Lions escape from South Africa’s Kruger National Park

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Armed South African wildlife rangers and police scoured farmland around a small town near the Mozambican border on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 for five lions that escaped from the country’s main national park. The animals broke free from the Kruger National Park on Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5,000 people. “We believe it is five lions, ...

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AFCON: NFF insists Mikel must play against S/Africa

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, will be sufficiently recovered to play as Nigeria takes on South Africa in an African Cup of Nations qualifier next month. The Super Eagles skipper under went surgery in England on the 29th of last month and was expected to be out of action for a ...

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Monsanto’s GM drought-tolerant maize challenged in South African court

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The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has lodged an appeal to the High Court of South Africa to overturn decisions of the GMO authority, the GMO Appeal Board and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, to commercialise Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) drought tolerant (DT) maize seed. More than 25 000 concerned citizens have signed petitions and submitted objections in ...

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South African court lifts ban on trade in rhino horns

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South Africa’s constitutional court on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 rejected an attempt by the government to keep a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns. This is the outcome of a long legal battle with John Hume, the world’s largest rhino breeder. The ruling that the application be dismissed means that rhino horns can effectively be traded in the ...

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Cricket team leaves for South Africa

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About 16 Nigerian Cricket players and officials have departed the country for South Africa, ahead of the International Cricket Council African division one qualifiers. The senior men national team has been in camp for over a month in preparation for the qualifiers. Before their departure, the captain of the team, Chimezie Ewuzurinke, said the team was ready to give the ...

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South Africa’s top five retailers committed to renewable energy vision, says Greenpeace

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South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to 100% renewable energy, according to a report launched on Tuesday by Greenpeace Africa. The report, titled “Shopping Clean – Retailers and Renewable Energy”, marks the launch of ...

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