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Zimbabwe protectors pangolin

Zimbabwe’s protectors of the secretive pangolin

Pangolins are mammals distinctive for their protective keratin scales and largely solitary existence. This animal the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Here's...

Powerful women shape Africa

Women have left their mark in various fields across the continent of Africa. From medicine to fashion design and politics, they have tackled huge challenges and have emerged victorious. Their stories serve to inspire future generations.

Anzisha Prize offers a million to African entrepreneurs

Over a million rand is up for grabs to winners of the Anzisha Prize. Weeklong training in Johannesburg is planned for the 12 young African entrepreneurs, who range in age from 18 to 22, shortlisted for the prize before the awards ceremony. Training includes entrepreneurial leadership, mentorship and a significant transfer of skills.

South Africa's wildlife wonders

Elephants find sanctuary in southern Africa

Three young elephants, captured in Zimbabwe for export, were left behind when 24 calves were sent to China. However, the pachyderms, which were injured before being captured, have been housed in an elephant orphanage where they will be rehabilitated and released into the wild.
SADC Special Force may be on the way

SADC Special Force may be on the way

South African Development Community representatives are meeting in Zimbabwe to discuss a SADC Special Force, first mooted in 2007. Training exercises have already been held in Angola and Namibia, according to news reports. The service will contribute to the African Union force.

A tribute to South Africa’s neighbours

A photographic exhibition, On the Frontline, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Centre of Memory reflects on the contribution – and the price they paid – from countries in Africa to helping the liberation struggle overcome apartheid.

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South Africa, Zimbabwe strengthen relations

Five bilateral agreements aimed at benefitting both countries were signed when South African President Jacob Zuma met his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday. It is Mugabe's first state visit to South Africa since 1994.
The day Hector Pieterson died

Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.

Fuel cell future for SA platinum?

Miller and Duminy: biff bang pow

In their opening World Cup match against Zimbabwe, the Proteas' David Miller and JP Duminy made a couple of records in what Britain's Ebony Rainford-Brent called "some of the best hitting I've ever seen". It was an unbeaten partnership that rescued South Africa and will not be soon forgotten.

Zimbabwe: Africa’s first cashless society?

When Zimbabwe's economy tanked in 2002, the people spoke of "the coin problem". Because there was no change, every purchase had to be rounded up to the dollar. With most people living on the breadline, this was a severe hardship. Enter Econet Wireless and its innovative mobile payment system.

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