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Time to take road safety seriously

News Desk According to the Automobile Association (AA), South Africans have become complacent about road traffic statistics, considering festive season road deaths an annual expectation. But on the other side of stats are people – something we have become acutely aware of during this Covid-19 pandemic: Mothers, fathers, children, breadwinners leaving behind families, dependents, widows, […]

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The State of Animal Rights Law in South Africa

News Desk Rui Lopes, Managing Director at Lopes Attorneys, discusses the legislative environment for animal rights in South Africa. Does the law truly view animals as sentient beings, or is there room for improvement? “The difficult circumstances during lockdown for COVID-19 in South Africa saw many animals being surrendered, neglected or abused. And beyond domestic […]

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SANParks PROVIDES ALERT on POTENTIAL HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOM in lower Olifants River

South African National Parks (SANParks) Scientists studying the Olifants River within the Kruger National Park, part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park have been monitoring water quality effects on the health of the aquatic ecosystem. Recent satellite observations are suggesting the rapid build-up of a potential harmful Algal Bloom in the lower Olifants River, as it flows […]