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 … [Read more...] about Rhino poaching drops by 50 percent in South Africa thanks to lockdown
South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries revealed this week that the number of rhinos poached has fallen for the fifth consecutive year. According to the department, 594 rhinos were poached last year. That's still a painful number to read, but it does … [Read more...] about Rhino poaching numbers fall for fifth consecutive year in South Africa
7.7 million South Africans live with HIV, accounting for 20% of the global prevalence of the disease, but a new cutting edge antiretroviral drug could significantly combat this statistic. The new antiviral medication, known as the TLD method, contains the critical ingredient … [Read more...] about South Africa debuts cutting edge new drug to tackle HIV
In a bid to drive down emissions and spur the transition to clean energy in South Africa, the country has joined a list of about 40 countries worldwide to adopt a carbon-pricing program. The first phase of the carbon tax will run until December 2022 and will go into effect next. … [Read more...] about A carbon tax is going into effect next week in South Africa
Carmel Wroth | November 2009 issue Back in 2006, when a friend was grieving the death of her son, filmmaker Jennifer Steinman wanted to help. She offered to take her friend on a trip to AIDS-stricken South Africa, thinking that volunteering to help others would help her friend … [Read more...] about Lost and found.