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August 1, 2017

Surprise move to merge Shark and Park boards in KwaZulu-Natal

The KwaZulu-Natal government is planning to weld together two different organisations: one that was set up to protect animals from people, the other to protect people from animals. Now, faced with a State-funding cash crunch, the KZN government has announced plans to merge the 70-year-old provincial nature conservation agency Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife with the KZN Sharks Board, an organisation set up primarily to kill or ward off man-eating sharks.

The proposal has come as a surprise to several conservation leaders concerned about the future of the conservation agency at a time when Ezemvelo has been wracked by leadership instability and funding cutbacks. Reacting to the merger [...]

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July 17, 2017

Simon Sabela Awards Honour Outstanding Filmmakers

Excitement was in the air when people arrived for the Simon Mabhunu Sabela awards in Durban. The awards honour those who brought change to the film industry, like late writer and film producer Sabela who was the first black Film Director.

The awards are held annually and give a platform to KwaZulu-Natal filmmakers while acknowledging their outstanding achievements. Mazwi Xaba from rural Willowfontein in the Midlands has snatched the best documentary award for his film titled ‘Scars of Seven Days’. Xaba says his film focuses on an important part of the history of the Midlands.

“This award is a best documentary film; the title is the scars of seven days, and [...]

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