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Gallery: Madagascar’s weird and wonderful wildlife

Madagascar’s dense rainforests hide plant and animal life unlike anything else on earth. Almost all of its reptiles, and roughly 90% of its mammals...
South Africa opens its biggest solar plant

South Africa opens its biggest solar plant

A new solar power plant in South Africa's Northern Province can produce 180 000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to power up 80 000 homes. The Jasper plant was completed two months ahead of schedule and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs.
Atlantis wind turbine plant will spur South African economy

Atlantis wind turbine plant will spur South African economy

The Gestamp Renewable Industries wind tower manufacturing plant in Atlantis will not only expand South Africa’s industrial base, but will breathe life into a town afflicted by social and economic challenges.
University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research

University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research

A world leader in plant-based vaccine research, the University of Cape Town’s Biopharming Research Unit will team up with Canadian pharmaceutical concern Medicago to produce a plant- based HPV vaccine.
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Boeing, South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco

South African Airways is partnering with US aerospace giant Boeing and Amsterdam-based SkyNRG to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant, in a pioneering project that could make aviation more environment-friendly while advancing rural development in southern Africa.

Endangered fynbos gets protection

A short drive from Cape Town's city bowl is the new Bothasig Nature Conservation Area, set up to protect the critically endangered Cape Flats plain fynbos.
Floral wealth in caring hands

The treevolution has begun

Planting trees for fun, for reforestation, for the environment, for biodiversity, for beauty, for bridging the social gap – Cape Town's  Greenpop has plenty of good reasons for its treevolution.
• SA protects its national trees

Coega Dairy 'coup' for emerging farmers

Coega Dairy ‘coup’ for emerging farmers

Franchise restaurant group Famous Brands is partnering with the Coega Dairy Company in a state-of-the-art cheese manufacturing plant that will bring R55-million in new investment into the Eastern Cape while providing a robust, growing market for emerging dairy farmers in the region.

South African plant scientist reaps top award

A South African has walked off with the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award, given by the African Union to top scientists on the continent. The high-level accolade recognises Prof Maryke Labuschagne's contribution to science in Africa.
SA academic gets top science award

Chinese automaker to invest in SA

Chinese automaker to invest in SA

Chinese manufacturer First Automobile Works is to invest $100-million in the construction of a state-of-the-art truck and passenger car plant at South Africa's Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth.

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