National Child Protection Week – “Let Us All Protect Children to Move South Africa...

      The Minister of the Department of Social Development, Ms Susan Shabangu, led the launch of the National Child Protection Week (CPW) campaign on Sunday...

Protection sought for South Africa’s sardines

The annual sardine run up the coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a spectacular event bringing visitors to the coast. But scientists are concerned the shoal is becoming less predictable. They are gathering data to try to pressure the authorities into giving the fish more protection.

SA, Namibia, Angola adopt Benguela Current pact

South Africa, Angola and Namibia have signed and adopted the Benguela Current Convention, which will see the three countries working together on the protection and sustainable use of the Benguela Current marine ecosystem, one of the richest ecosystems on earth.

Boost for Addo’s marine antipoaching efforts

Addo Elephant National Park's marine protection team has a new anti-poaching vessel that will be used to combat illegal fishing and poaching of the threatened abalone species in the protected area around Bird Island, an important breeding ground for gannets, penguins and a variety of marine life.

SA rape statistics ‘unacceptably high’

South Africa's war on rape is far from being won and more attention needs to be given to beat the scourge, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

IDC boosts SA’s biofuel industry

South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation is planning to invest in at least five projects for the production of fuel-grade ethanol, a result of the high rating the corporation has given to the long-term development of the country's biofuels industry.

Doing right by the Khomani San

The SA Human Rights Commission has released a damning report on human rights violations among the Khomani San people in the Northern Cape, along with a number of recommendations to protect the community's rights.

Congress spells out eco benefits

As the World Parks Congress theme "Benefits beyond Boundaries" began to unfold at the International Convention Centre in Durban this week, it became clear that spin-offs from protected areas are difficult to measure in monetary terms.

Legal Aid Board

The Legal Aid Board, the body created by the Constitution to provide legal support to South Africans in need, now offers quality legal services in both criminal and civil cases via over 40 justice centres across the country.

Cape Town: gay paradise found

Cape Town has become one of the gay tourist's favoured destinations - for a number of obvious reasons. But the city was not always so welcoming to gay visitors.