A joint conservation initiative by South African National Parks and The Endangered Wildlife Trust has successfully reintroduced red-billed oxpeckers to the Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape, after an absence of more than half a century.
• Protecting marine life with plastic
Aviation enthusiast Dean Wingrin’s new book brings to life the history of the South African Air Force through previously unpublished stories of heroism, duty and adventure, told from the perspectives of the people who served as members of the Air Force.
• Yvonne urges women to aim high
Anyone who loves mountain biking should read endurance cyclist Kevin Davie’s new book, Freedom Rider. It provides just the inspiration you need to buy a map, plan a route and get on the saddle to explore South Africa’s remote and wide-open spaces.
• Stellenbosch on a bicycle
Nigerian entrepreneur Nimi Akinkugbe's childhood fascination with board games led her to realise a lifelong dream of creating a Lagos edition of the international property trading board game, Monopoly. This is the first time the game has been customised for a city in Africa.
• Board game makes Aids education fun
Sixty-five years ago today Mahatma Gandhi, one of the 20th century's great spiritual leaders, was assassinated in India, at the age of 78. Gandhi lived in South Africa for 21 years and it was here that his passive resistance philosophy was born.
• A house of peace and simplicity
The University of Cape Town’s Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health is part of an international consortium of scientists that will work to improve treatment for mental health disorders in low-and middle-income countries.
• Proactive approach to mental health