• iSimangaliso wetland isimangaliso wetland park, andrew zaloumis, south africa, conservation 
tourism, world wildlife fund, kwazulu-natal, world heritage site

    South African conservationist wins WWF award

    Conservationist and head of iSimangaliso Wetland Park Andrew Zaloumis has been awarded World Wildlife Fund South Africa's 2015 Living Planet Award for his inspirational conservation work and his role in the economic turnaround of the prestigious KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve.

  • cyclist  rhino, conserversation, save the rhino, john stanford, south africa, africa, london

    South African cycles across Africa for rhinos

    It was a milestone for John Stanford when he reached Cape Town. He had just cycled more than 15 000km from London. His aim on the arduous journey was to raise awareness and funds for anti-poaching rhino initiatives in South Africa and abroad.

  • south african economy pew research center, survey, global economic trends, south 
africa, european union, asia, latin america

    Pew Research: Africa is more economically optimistic

    A recent global Pew Research Center survey has found that consumers in emerging and developing nations, including South Africa, have the most positive economic outlook, while those in more advanced economies are more discontent with the present and negative about the future.

  • Cameron van der Burgh swimmer, cameron van der burgh, breaststroke, kazan, russia, european championships, silver, gold

    South African swimmer beats own world record

    Cameron van der Burgh has pocketed a silver and a gold for South Africa at the Fina World Championships, so far. He shaved off fractions of a second to beat his own world record in the 50m breaststroke and without a neoprene suit. The silver was for the 100m race.

  • cleaning  us 500 start up, start up business, cleaning, sweep south

    South African business gets a boost from the US

    A South African company specialising in cleaning services has been included in the 14th batch for the four-month growth programme of the American accelerator, 500 Startups. It is the first South African company to be included and it will receive funding of $125 000.

  • andy birkett andy birkett, canoeing, world championships, sport, silver medal

    South African canoeing shines in Germany

    Andy Birkett is "chuffed" with his silver medal in the season-opening ICF Marathon World Cup at the Brandenburg an den Havel regatta in Germany. It is the first year of international competition for the South African canoeist and four-time K1 and K2 Dusi marathon winner.

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