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    Kruger rhino numbers in crisis, says expert

    Respected wildlife veterinarian calculates there less than 3 000 white rhinos left in the Kruger. The figures will come under scrutiny in a High Court case about lifting the SA moratorium on trade in rhino horn, writes Louise de Bruin

  • Some of horns and tusks confiscated in Matola

    On the trail of Maputo’s missing rhino horns

    In a major breakthrough, Mozambican police seized 65 rhino horns and 340 elephants tusks. But then some of the horns went missing and Chinese nationals arrested were reportedly set free. Estacios Valoi finds out what’s going on

  • Raw rhino horns smuggled by the ring in or about April 2011

    Auction house boss jailed for rhino horn smuggling

    In a case that highlights the part seemingly legitimate US auction businesses can play in the illegal trafficking of wildlife products, the head of a Florida auction house was jailed for selling raw horns from endangered black rhinos to a Chinese smuggling ring

  • Twistdraai mine

    Coal miners sue Sasol for lung disease

    #MineAlert: Twenty-two current and former workers are suing Sasol Mining, in the first civil claim in South Africa by coal miners for damages related to occupational lung diseases. Lawyers say the case represents the ‘tip of the iceberg’

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Oxpeckers Investigations

  • #MineAlert investigations

    The scramble for Africa's mineral resources is speeding up as ‪foreign companies tighten their grip on the continent. A war for control of Africa's ‪water‬ resources is linked to increased mining activities. Oxpeckers exposes these challenges with its investigative ‪#‎MineAlert‬ series

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  • Climate change tracker

    The time is now: in the run-up to COP21 in Paris in December 2015, when most of the world governments will meet to secure a climate change agreement, Oxpeckers launches a new series investigating SA's role

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