South Africa

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Gaia review – attack of the killer mushrooms
A terrifying contagion spreads in this chilling South African eco-horror that takes the fun out of fungi

Phuong Le

20, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The kaiser and the paperweight: how Cecil Rhodes helped inspire the first world war
The German monarch’s imperial ambitions were fuelled by the British colonialist – as the story behind a recently discovered relic reveals

Daniel Boffey in Doorn

19, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Chanie Rosenberg obituary
Other lives: Teacher, political activist and founding member of the Socialist Workers party

Talat Ahmed

07, Sep, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Ex-South African leader Jacob Zuma leaves prison due to ill health
Zuma, who was ousted in 2017, served less than two months of a 15-month sentence for contempt of court

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

05, Sep, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act review – a short, sharp shock
Athol Fugard’s portrait of two lovers defying an apartheid-era ban on interracial sex crackles with tension

Chris Wiegand

03, Sep, 2021 @11:14 AM

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‘Swazi gold’: grandmothers in Eswatini growing cannabis to make ends meet
In the poverty-stricken kingdom, an older generation rely on growing marijuana to feed children orphaned by Aids epidemic

Colleta Dewa in Nhlangano

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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What is C.1.2, the new Covid variant in South Africa, and should we be worried?
The C.1.2 variant has scientists’ attention because it possesses mutations within the genome similar to those seen in variants of interest, like Delta

Melissa Davey Medical editor

31, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Sandy Grant obituary
Other lives: Historian and community worker who helped to develop post-colonial Botswana

Johnny Gumb

30, Aug, 2021 @4:25 PM

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Yvonne Pope Sintes obituary
One of Britain’s first female jet airline pilots who in 1974 also captained the first UK flight with an all-female crew

Nigel Fountain

30, Aug, 2021 @11:46 AM

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‘I was on a list to be terminated’ – Sue Dobson, the spy who helped to end apartheid
Sue Dobson risked arrest, torture and jail to fight racism in 1980s South Africa, and her story is being made into a film

Dalya Alberge

29, Aug, 2021 @9:32 AM

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Vaccination rate of 70% won’t end lockdowns if Covid case numbers are too high, Doherty Institute expert says
Separate modelling suggests NSW unlikely to achieve single digit case numbers before it reaches vaccination benchmark

Michael McGowan

20, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Africa’s park tourism crash is a wake-up call. Can we find new ways to finance conservation? | Peter Muiruri
As Covid continues to curb visits to see our iconic wildlife, now is the time to move away from western-led funding models

Peter Muiruri

19, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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