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The plight of Africa’s only penguin

Penguins walk in a line at Boulders beach in Simon's Town. © AP

The endangered African penguin is at risk of extinction as a result, in part, of a southern shift in anchovies and sardines away from the hub of colonies.

Video: A weekend in Wilderness

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A weekend getaway to explore the beautiful seaside town of Wilderness on the Garden Route in South Africa.

Black rhino to be reintroduced in Chad

A black rhino and calf in Mkuze, South Africa. © Karl Stromayer/AP

Conservation group plans to move black rhinos from South Africa, where poaching is on the rise, to Zakouma National Park.

Wild dog puppy protocol in Madikwe

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Nine little tails are wagging in the Madikwe Game Reserve, and while everyone’s desperate for a peek at the new wild dogs, it is also important to follow strict protocol to protect them.

5 reasons why South Africa is perfect for families

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With wine tours for adults, wildlife and conservation programmes for children, and adrenalin fuelled activities for teenagers, there’s something for all the family in South Africa.

British Museum may seek loan of the golden rhino of Mapungubwe

If successful, the British Museum may include the golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe as part of a planned exhibition of South African art due to open next year. © Tim Hauf/Corbis

Considered an equivalent of Tutankhamun’s mask, Mapungubwe’s golden rhino, a symbol of South Africa’s precolonial civilisation, could leave the country for the first time.

Don’t miss the 10th annual SA National Parks Week

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Don’t miss out on this week of free access to most of South Africa’s 21 national parks and the opportunity to experience the country’s beautiful natural heritage.

Blood Lions fundraiser screenings in Cape Town and Joburg

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The much awaited documentary, Blood Lions, which casts a spotlight on the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa, will be showing for the first time in Cape Town on the 20th August.

3 of the Big 5 in 1 photo

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Three of Africa’s famous Big Five are caught on camera by lucky tourists!

Lions make light work of a waterbuck

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Camera traps capture footage of lions feasting on a waterbuck after a particularly windy night in Limpopo.

Tiny amounts of wind energy could light up Africa

Charlotte Slingsby, who created Moya, a wind energy harvesting sheet. © Graham Turner/Guardian

Cape Town native Charlotte Slingsby has developed an energy generation system involving sheets of plastic with wave-like filaments to cope with load shedding.

Twenty Journey exhibition

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See three photographer’s interpretation of the Rainbow Nation in an exhibition with of Twenty Journey’s work.

Alternatives to canned hunting

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Legal trade, breeding programmes and other economic measures could be effective alternatives to canned hunting provided ethical boundaries are in place and local people are allowed to benefit.

Winners announced for the Rhino Conservation Awards

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Honouring those that put their lives, resources and time on the line to eradicate rhino poaching in Africa, here are the winners of this year’s Rhino Awards held in Johannesburg.

Video: Adorable lion cub with its mom

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Watch this short but ridiculously cute video of a lioness and her cub interacting as they cross the road in Kruger National Park. Get ready for your heart to melt!

Blood Lions – a film exposing the brutal exploitation of the king of beasts

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We interview wildlife campaigner Ian Michler, and filmmaker Nick Chevallier about their new film, Blood Lions.

iSimangaliso winning the war against poaching

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With four recent successes, iSimangaliso Wetland Park sets a great example in combatting wildlife crime.

Ebola, visas, economy cause drop in South African tourism

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Ebola, economic decline and new immigration regulations are to blame for the drop in tourist arrivals to South Africa.

12 adorable baby animals in South Africa

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Go gaga over this selection of adorable baby animal photos taken in South Africa.

South Africa’s Street Food Festival

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Cow cheeks, mielies, samoosas, shisa nyama, bunny chows, gatsbys, rotis and vetkoek are all on offer this year at South Africa’s Street Food Festival!

Protecting South Africa’s biodiversity

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Prosecutors in South Africa are being educated on environmental legislation to be better equipped to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

Come dine with me (leopard special)

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A lion and hyena share a serving of kudu.

Horrifying moment when tourist was mauled by lion

Horrifying: This image captures the horrifying the moment the lioness reared up before attacking American tourist Katherine ChappellRead more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3113418/Horrifying-moment-lioness-reared-attack-killed-American-tourist-Katherine-Chappell-South-African-safari-park.html#ixzz3cTKqKUfc
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Photos and funeral following fatal attack in a lion park in South Africa.

Diving deep into South Africa

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From game driving to scuba diving, South Africa proves that there’s much more beneath the surface.

Five top dive sites in South Africa

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With a spectacular stretch of coastline, South Africa has everything to offer as a world-class dive destination.

The leopard and the lamb

Up close to a leopard kill

A distant leopard sighting develops into an exciting close encounter.

Proceeds from photograph will go towards preventing poaching

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Percentage of auctioned photograph to be donated for the protection of rhinos.

Kapama game drive with lion cubs and a pangolin

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As luck would have it – lion cub and pangolin sightings in the same game drive.

Rhino horn trade debate will fuel poaching

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By working on a proposal to CITES to legalise trade in rhino horn, South Africa could actually be fuelling rhino poaching.

No safe harbour for Cape fur seals

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Cape fur seals under threat from pollution in Kalk Bay harbour.

Conservationists advocate sending rhinos to Texas

Relocating a white rhino from South Africa to Texas

With poaching at an all-time high, two conservation groups are trying to move 6% of South Africa’s white rhinos to Texas.

Mala Mala limbo

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More than a year after ownership of the luxury Mala Mala game reserve in Mpumalanga changed hands in a R1-billion land reform deal, the community given the land has yet to benefit.

Road-tripping around Swaziland

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Newly-weds Jeff and Kerryn set out with their trust Landy, named Andy, on a bumpy road-trip around Swaziland.

Honeymooning around South Africa

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Jeff & Kerryn honeymooning their way around South Africa.

How the internet affects South African’s holiday plans

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The internet has changed the way in which South Africans travel.

A Kgalagadi safari in pictures

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Photos of a three week safari in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Rhino Wars: South Africa’s record hike in poaching

What future do rhinos face? And why is the multi-billion-dollar poaching industry continuing to grow?

Saving the endangered blue crane – do your bit

How you can get involved in saving South Africa’s national bird – the blue crane.

South Africa and Mozambique drag their feet over rhino protection

Ten months down the line little appears to have been done to consolidate the memorandum South Africa signed with Mozambique covering rhino poaching.

South Africans save great white shark

South African’s save a great white shark after it was caught by a fisherman’s hook in Plettenberg Bay.

A cheetah’s story: From tortured to treasured

Privileged to be home to the highly endangered cheetah, Samara also hosts a remarkable individual in Sibella the female cheetah.

Rhino poaching hits SA economy

The scourge of rhino poaching is hitting the South African economy, says the WWF.

Buffalo bull market worth millions

All about buffalos, their increasing value to the hunting community and the size of their horns.

Improving your landscape photography

Felix Reinders tells us how to take landscape photographs that are postcard-perfect.

Natural Splendours of South Africa

Planning a holiday to South Africa? Find out all you need to know about the rainbow nation according to renowned photographer Gerald Cubitt.

Injured tourist speaks well of South Africa

A touching letter about South Africa’s people from a Dutch tourist that was injured while kloofing at Drupkelders in Knysna.

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