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West African scientists have developed a new “miracle” hybrid rice that combines the high yield of Asian rice with the hardiness of African varieties, promising to reduce hunger and boost economic development in the region.
South Africa's Stanley Christodoulou, the first man to referee world title fights in all 17 weight categories, the third to oversee 100 world title bouts - and the one ringside judge to rule in favour of Lennox Lewis in his first infamous clash with Evander Holyfield - has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Quite possibly the best South African boxer of all-time and a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Brian Mitchell won the WBA junior-lightweight title in 1986 and defended it a world record 12 times before retiring in 1991. Due to South Africa's apartheid policy during those times, Mitchell became a true 'road warrior', defending his title almost exclusively abroad.