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28 March 2017 19:37 (South Africa)
Life, etc

Kenya: Huge cattle invasion overwhelms iconic wildlife reserves

  • Don Pinnock
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    Don Pinnock

    Don Pinnock is an associate of Southern Write, a group of top travel and natural history writers and photographers in Africa. He’ s a former editor of Getaway magazine in Cape Town, South Africa He has been an electronic engineer, lecturer in journalism and criminology, consultant to the Mandela government, a professional yachtsman, explorer, travel writer, photographer and a cable-car operator on the Rock of Gibraltar. His present passion is the impact of humans on planetary processes.

     

Photo: USAID/Kenya is backing Kenyans as they work to reforest the country, safeguard rivers, restore soil fertility, and protect threatened wildlife. Reforestation binds the soil, preventing erosion and protecting rivers essential to the Laikipia farmers’ cattle shown here.(USAID/Riccardo Gangale)
Photos by Iris Dawn Parker.

Theatre review: ‘The Meeting’ is highly plausible, even though it didn’t actually happen

By Lesley Stones
Photo by Walt Stoneburner via Flickr

Health-e: Our health system is collapsing under the burden of chronic disease

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Main photo: Typical view of Mauritius beachfront with volcanic mountains in background. The basaltic lavas constituting these mountains formed no older than 9-million years ago. (Photograph taken by Prof. Susan J. Webb, University of the Witwatersrand)

Daily Maverick Interview: Mauritia, the continental Lost and Found

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr.

Abortion, 20 years on: Still contested, still needed

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: An image from Blood Lions.

Op-Ed: Permission to drink a lion

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Healthy Living Alliance members demonstrated in favour of sugary beverages tax outside Parliament on Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

Health-e: Sugary drinks tax reaches Parliament

By HEALTH-E NEWS
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Theatre Review: ‘When Swallows Cry’ will make you cry

By NOMATTER NDEBELE
Photo: The file picture dated 29 February 2016 shows medical cannabis in the Tikun Olam nursery in Birya, outside Safed, northern Israel. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

The Cannabis Chronicles: To infinity (= legalisation) and beyond

By Kevin Bloom
Original photo: Peter Abrahams (Caribbean Beat)

Peter Abrahams (1919-2017): South African literary giant deserves acknowledgement in his home country

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi addressing the media on the outcomes of the negotiations on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Pretoria, 07/01/2016. Siyasanga Mbambani.

Op-Ed: State plans to ‘capture’ our health

By Wilmot James
Photo: Birds scavenging for food amid the debris at the Danbury Landfill. 01/01/1991. Danbury, United States. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

Towards a waste-free world: Urban mining, SA style

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Suzy Bernstein

Theatre Review: When Swallows Cry shows that migrants’ lives matter

By Lesley Stones
Photo: A world cup Coca-Cola can. (Photo: Trenten Kelley via Flickr)

Health-E: Coca-Cola faces deception case

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Sarah Summers and Kelly-Eve Koopman (Photo by Kristen van Niekerk)

Daily Maverick Interview: The makers of ‘Coloured Mentality’

By Marelise van der Merwe
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Art and Outrage: National Gallery under attack

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Charles Feeney – Atlantic Philanthropies Founding Chairman (Atlantic)

Giving While Living : Chuck Feeney’s role in this world

By Shelagh Gastrow
Photo credit: Amy Green

Health-e News: DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo by Frank Carman via Flickr.

2017, First Thoughts: Towards a Government of Poets

By Mark Heywood
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Theatre Review: Spark, Skill & Intrigue – Blonde Poison

By Lesley Stones
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‘Nessie’ resurfaces, 78 years later: Have you seen this monster?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Miriam Makeba as Joyce and and Dan Poho as Popcorn in the original production of King Kong. (Photo courtesy of The Fugard)

King Kong lives again: Iconic 1950s musical revival set to be highlight on SA 2017 cultural calendar

By Marianne Thamm
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Podcast: Hilton Schilder’s Catheter Symphony 

By SOUND AFRICA
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Podcast: Devil in Joburg

By SOUND AFRICA
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Podcast: The Boy Who Didn’t Die

By SOUND AFRICA
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Podcast: African Space

By SOUND AFRICA
Photo: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Hollywood mourns 'Star Wars' icon Carrie Fisher

By AFP
Photo: A file picture dated 26 June 2007 shows British recording artist George Michael performing on stage during a concert at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. According to reports on late 25 December 2016, British popstar George Michael has died peacefully at home at the age of 53, his publicist has announced. EPA/EVERT ELZINGA

George Michael dies aged 53

By AFP
Photo: John Matisonn.

Letter to Editor: My apology to Justice Yacoob and all unsighted people

By John Matisonn
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Elephant Dawn: The high cost of hanging out with elephants

By Don Pinnock