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South Africa, US resolve chicken import issues

Poultry associations from South Africa and the US, and their governments, have reached an agreement to allow American chicken imports into South Africa after months of negotiations. The deal secures South Africa's participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.

Wits University researchers reveal how the tortoise got its shell

Dr Tyler Lyson and his colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have published a paper on the origin of the tortoise's shell, and how these creatures came to develop their breathing apparatus.

Wits University researchers reveal how the tortoise got its shell

Dr Tyler Lyson and his colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have published a paper on the origin of the tortoise's shell, and how these creatures came to develop their breathing apparatus.

Chris van Wyk: the storyteller of Riverlea

Chris van Wyk will be missed by many: by his friends and neighbours where he grew to manhood, by the many schoolchildren enchanted by his tales, and by South Africa, for this man of many words opened our eyes to the experiences of our neighbours, and in so doing wrote all of our stories.

Small-scale farms grow African women’s income

Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge systems with supportive permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce. The small-scale farm, run by PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, also provides the surrounding communities with nutrient-rich food, and a sustainable source of income.

Land claims: finding a third way in Bosparadys

Many white commercial farmers see the land-claim process as an attack. For black claimants fighting to get back land stolen by the apartheid government, it's about being made whole again. On Bosparadys farm in North West province, the two are trying to find a third way.

Free State chicken project empowers community

Grain Field Chickens, with the help of R130-million in state backing, has boosted its production from 9 000 to 130 000 chickens a day since 2012, while creating over 1 000 new jobs for people in around Reitz in South Africa's Free State province.

Something is brewing in Linden

The historic suburb of Linden in Johannesburg has become home to South Africa’s first neighbourhood-inspired coffee shop.
Southern Africa’s greenest dairy

Major award for South African film

South African production Skeem scooped the coveted Audience Choice Award at the recent Abu Dhabi Film Festival, showing that locally directed movies are holding their own among global industry heavyweights.

South African film wins international award

South African production Skeem scooped the coveted Audience Choice Award at the recent Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
SA film wins at Tribeca