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Scientists to conduct research on phytoplankton in Antarctica

17 July 2019, 7:39 PM

Scientists from the University of Stellenbosch, with international collaborators, will embark on a dangerous journey to Antarctica this week to conduct research on phytoplankton, a key part of the ocean ecosystem.

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SA scientists save endangered plants through cloning

7 July 2019, 3:06 PM

South African scientists have turned to cloning to save some plant species from extinction.

Cape Town’s ‘fever trees’ dying due to bark stripping

26 May 2019, 6:15 PM

The City of Cape Town says an alarming number of indigenous trees in the metro are being illegally stripped of their bark.

The IFP likely to unseat DA as official opposition in KZN

10 May 2019, 2:18 PM

Author:  Dr Collette Schulz-Herzenberg The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has reasserted itself as a regional player in KZN, and increased its national vote share. It now has 17.4% of the vote share in the province with 87% of all Voting Districts counted, and predicted to win 16.6% by the CSIR. This is a substantial increase […]

SA’s most powerful nano-satellite launched

27 December 2018, 6:41 PM

South Africa’s most powerful nano-satellite is orbiting earth, following its launch into space on Thursday morning. It will monitor marine traffic along the South African coast and also detect forest and veld fires.

Desmond Tutu

Tutu honoured for role in TRC

10 December 2018, 5:59 AM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been honoured for the important role he played in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.

Babies born to mums with HIV face higher risks even though they’re HIV negative

1 December 2018, 8:27 AM

One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has been the reduction in the number of babies born with HIV. This was achieved through the provision of antiretroviral therapy to pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. For example, the number of new HIV infections in children in […]

Presidency names ten member advisory panel on land reform

21 September 2018, 4:15 PM

The Presidency has named the ten members of the advisory panel on Land Reform, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

DA defends Maimane’s W Cape Premier candidacy

16 September 2018, 9:10 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) insists there’s nothing secretive or odd about party leader, Mmusi Maimane, wanting to throw his hat in the ring for the position of Western Cape Premier.

The study assessed climatic, weather and fuel factors that contributed to the fires in early June 2017.

Alien invasive trees fuelled Knysna’s fire: study

16 September 2018, 2:56 PM

A university study has found that alien invasive trees fuelled last year’s devastating fires in Knysna in the Southern Cape.
The drought also played a part in the severity of the inferno.



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