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South Africa
South Africa

Over 21 years the Oppikoppi music festival has come to embrace South Africa's diversity

South Africa has seen an explosion of music festivals and music award shows. One that has stood the test of time is Oppikoppi which is in its 21st …

A carbon tax for South Africa: why a pragmatic approach makes sense

The furore over the carbon tax in South Africa that is playing itself out both in public and behind closed doors is leading to an impasse. General …

National Parks

Why black women in South Africa don't fully embrace the feminist discourse

There are at least two aspects to consider in understanding the reluctance of many black women to fully embrace women’s rights discourse and make …

South Africa, Namibia say airline ban on hunting trophies will hurt economy, conservation

Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the transport of parts of animals killed in hunts.<p>South Africa is disappointed at Delta Air Lines' announcement this week that it will no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhino …

South Africa

Great White shark attacks tourist cage in South Africa

These divers got closer to the ferocious great white shark than they had bargained for during a cage diving tour in South Africa<p>This is the terrifying moment a holidaymaker comes eye to eye with a huge great white shark.<p>Hillary Rae Petroski captured on video her encounter with the 11.5-foot …

South Africa
South Africa

Bic South Africa Faces Backlash Over Sexist Women's Day Post

The message to women: "Think like a man."<p>To celebrate South African National Women's Day on August 9, Bic South Africa posted a message to Facebook that resulted in major backlash on social media. The graphic, since taken down, urged women to "Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. …

South African president laughs off uproar over killing of Cecil the lion

With their $650-million hunting industry now jeopardized by a global uproar over the killing of Cecil the lion, South African politicians are staunchly defending the industry, but hunters themselves are calling for major reforms to salvage their battered image.<p>South African President Jacob Zuma …

South Africa

American Woman Killed In Lion Attack: Tourist Dragged To Her Death At Lion Park In South Africa

An American killed in a lion attack at Lion Park in South Africa was dragged to her death in mere minutes. The unidentified 22-year-old woman was …

South Africa

China currency falls for 2nd day after surprise devaluation

BEIJING (AP) — China's currency fell further Wednesday following a surprise change in its exchange rate mechanism that rattled global markets and threatens to fan trade tensions with the United States and Europe.<p>The central bank said the yuan's 1.9 percent devaluation Tuesday against the U.S. …