Author: Oxpeckers Reporters

Why rhinos shiver and shake

Understanding and dealing with tremors during veterinary treatment is essential to securing the species, reports Louise de Bruin [caption id="attachment_4549" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Professor Leith Meyer: 'We have to do these tests...

Watership down: the reality of mining Mabola

Mabola is a strategic water source that feeds four of South Africa's major rivers, but the government has approved a licence to mine coal there. Oxpeckers broke the story in...

How SA’s abalone ends up on China’s plates

Crystal Chow investigates how the race over the most sought-after delicacy in Asia embodies the developmental dilemma in post-apartheid South Africa [caption id="attachment_4366" align="aligncentre" width="1024"] A Hangberg fisherman surrounded by ...

South Africa’s future without coal

The future of electricity generation is no longer guaranteed to the coal industry. Which forms of power will keep the lights on? Mark Olalde investigates [caption id="attachment_4250" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Duvha Power...

How I helped Leila

Journalist John Grobler was on assignment in Angola when he came across a young chimpanzee in trouble. This is the story of his mission to take her to a place...

R60-billion held for mines that are never closed

Never-before-seen data shows a fortune has been set aside for mine rehabilitation in South Africa. But large mines are not being properly closed, and the money cannot be touched. Mark...

When towns run dry

Adapt, or die: How do people survive when there's no water in their taps and the dams are bone-dry? A multimedia investigation by Yolandi Groenewald and Johnny Miller   [caption id="" align="aligncenter"...