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August 23, 2019

AFRICAN DAWN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Just outside PE, on the way to Jeffrey’s Bay, is this magnificent sanctuary. It is home to a number of rescued species that aren’t cut out to return to their natural habitat. There are also rehab programmes to help those that can be returned to the wild.

Massive aviaries are home to numerous bird species – from vultures to loeries, macaws to pelicans, flamingos to chickens… In some of the enclosures, they can fly freely. Visitors can interact with the parrots, who love nibbling on your finger or getting a head scratch. But, the sanctuary is also home to other species – like snakes, cheetah, crocodile, caracal, porcupine, monkeys, serval, and even the Tammar [...]

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August 23, 2019

Latest South African results at the African Games in Morocco

Judoka MIchaela Whitebooi won South Africa’s first medal at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

African games Judo

Michaela Whitebooi won a silver medal in the Women’s under-48kg weight division losing to Chaimae Eddinari of Cameroon in the final. Whitebooi had

seen off the challenged of Lucky Mabaka of Botswana and Hadjer Mecerrem of Algeria.

Jasmine Martin narrowly missed out on earning a Bronze medal for South Africa in Judo. Martin lost the Bronze medal match in the under 63 kg women’s category to Sofia Belattar of Morocco. Defeat to Steven Mungandu of Zambia in the repechage round denied Siya Mabulu a shot at a Bronze in the men’s under 66kg [...]

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August 23, 2019

Ramaphosa signs new law to protect local cultures from being exploited

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Bill into law.

The new act aims to prevent the unauthorised use and misappropriation of knowledge developed over time by the country’s indigenous communities.

It also promises to place these communities at the centre of the commercialisation process.

“Indigenous knowledge is a national asset and that it is therefore in the national interest to protect and promote indigenous knowledge through law, policy and both public and private sector programmes,” the act’s preamble states.

It further states that the act will “encourage the use of [...]

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