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  • Marble heats up Johannesburg food scene

    South Africans have long had a love affair with cooking over flames. A new restaurant in Johannesburg, Marble, captures that essence by cooking most things – from meat to veggies and bread – on an open fire, in a kitchen open to diners’ view. Acclaimed chef David Higgs and his business partner, Gary Kyriacou, opened their doors in August.

  • Fate of white lions to be decided at CITES CoP17

    The lions are once again kings of Timbavati in Limpopo. But their numbers in the wild remain small. CITES CoP17 is opening on 24 September, where policymakers will decide if it is okay to hunt these magnificent beasts. It will take the strength of an entire community, led by the Global White Lion Protection Trust, to ensure the species’ survival.

  • Are you South Africa's next Story Bosso?

    Stories have the power to change the world for the better, and a nation that reads is one that is empowered. Nal'ibali, which encourages storytelling and reading, is hosting a nationwide competition to find the next Story Bosso title holder. People can submit stories in all 11 official languages.

  • Youth vlog the South African story

    As download speeds in South Africa increase, and as technology becomes more widely available, more and more people – youngsters in particular – are turning to vlogging as a way of expressing their opinions and commenting on their world. You can watch anything from makeup tips to cat videos.

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  • Gallery: The untamed Northern Cape

    It’s the largest and hottest province in South Africa, taking up a full third of the country’s land area. The Northern Cape is also wild and empty, mostly desert and semi-desert, offering visitors weird lunar landscapes, exotic plants and animals, and the Richtersveld World Heritage site.

  • New colony for African penguin on the cards

    The population of African penguins has dwindled drastically over the past three decades, mostly as a result of human activity. Now humans are stepping in to try to save them from extinction. BirdLife South Africa plans to build a new colony for the animals.

  • The eradication of Guinea worm in Africa

    Since 1986 former American president Jimmy Carter has worked to eradicate Dracunculiasis – the extremely painful and debilitating Guinea worm disease – from the African continent. Three decades later, the dread disease has almost been eliminated.