The weevil that saved the delta

The spectacular Okavango Delta in Botswana is under threat from a prolific South American weed, but a tiny Brazilian weevil that feasts on the invader is helping bring it under control.
• Science University for Botswana

Club Med eyes SA beach resort

Europe's largest resort operator, Club Mediterranee, has reportedly been scouting the scenic north coast of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province for what would be its first resort in southern Africa.

African Union summit has tough programme

African heads of state and government are gathering in Johannesburg for the 25th African Union summit, where the discussions are expected to centre on the crisis in Burundi, terrorist groups in Nigeria and Kenya, and the finalisation of the Continental Free Trade Area.

Infrastructure critical for Africa’s growth: Zuma

Well-functioning infrastructure, a rejuvenated agricultural sector and an end to conflicts will be critical for Africa to achieve its full economic growth potential, South African President Jacob Zuma said in an interview on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on Friday.

Lüderitz: desert to deep blue sea

Ghost towns, art nouveau architecture, desert sands and a wild, dramatic coastline: the Lüderitz region of the Namibian West Coast is a diamond in the rough.

Kruger International arrives

Mpumalanga's R320-million Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) is preparing to launch its first international flights, a year after being awarded its international licence.

Win the South African trip of a lifetime!

Living in the UK? Buy a pack of South African plums and stand to win a 12-day tour for two to discover the "Essential South Africa". There are two trips to be won - plus five runner-up prizes of a case of South African wine.