‘Don’t let conflict undermine Africa’s gains’
The 22nd African Union summit got under way in Addis Ababa on Thursday with a call by the continent's leaders for peace to prevail on the continent, with outgoing AU chairperson Hailemariam Desalegn saying that emerging conflicts could not be allowed to undermine Africa's recent gains.
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
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.
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.
Biggest nature park in the world
The biggest conservation park in the world is being established in Southern Africa – spanning an incredible five countries, the size of the park rivals that of Italy.
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.
Cape Point: Where South Africa’s two oceans meet
Tourists flock to Cape Point every year to witness the beautiful scenery and the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Residents of Cape Agulhas, however, argue that visitors wanting to see the confluence of the two oceans will have to travel a little further east and south ...
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.