Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

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Parental leave revolution: South Africa's landmark decision sets new standards

South Africa plans to pioneer shared parental leave, making it the first country in Africa to implement this provision. The country's highest court recently declared that both parents had the right to time off following the birth or adoption of a child, allowing them to determine how to divide a Read More...

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The chemical compound of love: oxytocin turns lions into kittens

Love’s effect can sometimes be mystifying. A tender embrace from a friend or the adoring eyes of a pet can bring us back from anger or sadness at almost any time. Affection soothes the beast inside all of us, and it can even be tracked scientifically. What we feel when we experience love is Read More...

White Rhino in a grassy field

30 White rhinos make record journey to Akagera national park

White rhinos are classified as near threatened, with numbers dropping due to poaching. In a bid to improve the outlook for the species, 30 of these giant animals recently made the journey from South Africa to Rwanda in the largest single rhino translocation in history. Weighing 1.5 tons each, Read More...

young wildlife conservationist Kate Gilman Williams stands in front of a rhino

Meet the world's youngest philanthropic author and wildlife conservationist

Kate Gilman Williams was just seven years old when she went on her first safari in South Africa. The trip allowed young Kate to see incredible wildlife in their natural habitat and learn how these savannah-dwelling animals are constantly threatened by human activity. This sparked in her the passion Read More...

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Book Dash strives to make books more accessible to South African kids

In a world full of screens, parents may wonder how they can cultivate a healthy love of reading in their children. The answer is to make sure that there are plenty of books at home for your kids to flip through. According to a 20-year study from the University of Nevada, Reno, the level of Read More...

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How flight tracking is protecting eagles near South Africa’s wind turbines

South Africa’s blustery ridges are great for wind energy generation, but these prime renewable regions are also home to the country’s Verreaux's eagles, and protecting these eagles while generating clean power is becoming an increasingly pressing issue. To help reduce bird fatalities, Dr. Megan Read More...

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South Africa will end the breeding of lions in captivity

Following a two-year study on the effects of raising and breeding wild animals in captivity, South Africa has announced that it will ban the breeding of lions in captivity for hunting, cub petting, and for the commercial lion-bone trade.  Many tourists take photos with lion cubs bred in Read More...

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This project in South Africa is seeing cheetah populations recover

While cheetah populations have been struggling worldwide for decades, there is one country that is seeing significant cheetah population growth: South Africa. The country is home to around 1,300 of the world's roughly 7,100 remaining cheetahs and is witnessing population growth thanks largely to Read More...

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Viral dance challenge is lifting spirits across the world amid pandemic

A simple dance routine to a song from South Africa, which has gone viral over the last couple of months, is lifting global spirits during the pandemic as emotional clips featuring people dancing to the track have taken over the internet. The South African 2019 hit Jerusalema by Master KG and Read More...

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Rhino poaching drops by 50 percent in South Africa thanks to lockdown

Other than sea turtles with threatened conservation status, other endangered species around the world have also benefitted from diminished human activity during the pandemic. The number of South African rhinos killed by poachers fell by half in the first half of the year as the coronavirus outbreak Read More...