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Rhino poaching falls by a quarter in South Africa

[ad_1] The killing rate of rhinos has fallen by a quarter in South Africa after years in which poachers slaughtered them for their horns in record numbers. Most of the country's provinces have experienced “dramatic declines” in rhino poaching, the department of environmental affairs said. It said poachers killed 508 …

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Awesome tech made in South Africa

[ad_1] Everyone has heard the story about how Pratley’s Putty was invented and made in South Africa, and how it helped keep the Apollo 11 expedition vehicle together. There are, however, many more cool South African inventions which have been recognised by the global community for their impact. And yes, …

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What there is to know about South Africa’s aquifers

[ad_1] Groundwater is used extensively in arid regions like South Africa’s Karoo. Credit: Shutterstock Many South African cities use ground water and aquifers as their main source of water. And with water scarcity an increasing threat, these sources are becoming more and more important. The Conversation Africa's Nontobeko Mtshali spoke …

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South Africa pushes science to improve daily life

[ad_1] South Africa’s science minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, is overseeing a revision of the country’s research policy.Credit: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty South Africa’s science system is set for its biggest shake-up in 20 years, amid proposed legislation changes that aim to make research efforts better serve citizens and address problems such as poverty …

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Science engagement in South Africa

[ad_1] Learners from grades 9 to 12 surrounded our Science Week table in the township Khaye-litsha, an impoverished community near Cape Town in South Africa. We were conducting outreach for our project Cape Citizen Science (http://citsci.co.za/), an initiative to engage nonscientists in plant disease research in a global biodiversity hotspot. …

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