Updated Statement on the Soweto Youth Golf Day in commemoration of Youth Day

JOHANNESBURG, 18 June 2021 – The much-anticipated #SowetoYouthGolfDay could unfortunately not take place as scheduled on 16 June 2021. This is due...

Playing Your Part during Lockdown Level 4

By Mduduzi MalingaAs the lockdown restrictions have been eased, South Africa has moved to lockdown level 4, allowing the phased reopening of some businesses...

Taxi industry steers all efforts to curb Covid-19

‘Short left, short right, after robot driver’, familiar South African phrases when in a taxi, commuting in and around the urban and rural areas...


Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, Chairperson of the NCOP, Mr Amos Masondo, Honourable Members,I have called this special joint sitting of the...

Public-private partnerships in national parks to boost tourism

Six million people visited our 19 national parks last year. This presented a huge opportunity for private investors, delegates were told at the inaugural...

Infographic: Back into Africa

Studies into DNA and genetics have shown that the human race is more connected than previously thought. This is because migration out of Africa about 60 000 years ago was not in a single direction. There was a second wave of movement back into Africa that started about 3 000 years ago.

KhoiSan origin tells us ‘race’ has no place in human ancestry

Evidence suggests that sub-Saharan human populations retain genetic bits and pieces of DNA from non-KhoiSan primordial humans. If DNA samples were compared from humans around the world, the relationship would look more like a chain link, rather than a tree that branches out.

DNA detective work could end poaching

The work by a team of scientists could mark the beginning of the end of elephant poaching. Using DNA from dung and seized ivory, they were able to locate and isolate poaching hotspots in Africa to two main regions.

South African state visit to China a ‘tremendous and fruitful success’

South African President Jacob Zuma has described his state visit to the People’s Republic of China as a “tremendous and fruitful success” following official talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the two-day visit to Beijing.

SA conservationist Ian Player dies, aged 87

Ian Player "worked tirelessly, fully committed to his life’s work of nature conservation and his quest to understand the human spirit and psyche", the Wilderness Foundation said of its 87-year-old founder, who passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday.