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Unlocking the creative potential of the next generation: One picture at a time

How should we approach the challenge of developing not just the academic acumen of the next generation, but its creative power too? I started Snap Foundation to solve this very conundrum. Formed [...]

Stunning photos show real-life Mowgli growing up in the South African bush

This is the childhood we all dreamed of – well, all of us who watched The Jungle Book when we were kids. Tippi Degré was born in Namibia to French wildlife photographer [...]

Twitter reacts to news South Africa is finally getting a Starbucks (but not in the way you might expect)

South Africans have been crying out for a Starbucks store to open in their country for years, so Tuesday’s news that the coffee chain are finally expanding into sub-Saharan Africa caused [...]

Anybody for fondue? Dead zebra bursts a fountain of blood over hungry leopard

File this one under: when dinner strikes back. An unfortunate leopard experienced the shock of its life while eating what it thought was a harmless zebra carcass at a game reserve in South Africa. After [...]

People in South Africa waddle 130km for endemic penguin species

Raising awareness of African penguins’ fight for existence is a tormenting business. Photojournalist Linda Markovina discovered as much while walking the equivalent of three marathons in one week along the coast of South Africa’s Western Cape. [...]

Huge python finds a new home – inside a Limpopo ambulance engine

A heavyweight African python took up an unlikely new home last week, eschewing the sundry hovels and dens across the Kruger National Park and instead settling down in a Limpopo [...]

Cape Town artist illuminates plight of Table Mountain’s endemic species with roadside spectacle

A Cape Town artist is gaining international attention after installing an eye-catching series of glowing animals along a South African highway. The Endemic Project is an immersive visual-audio installation dotted along a [...]

Conservationists are planning to fly 1,000 orphaned white rhinos from South Africa to Texas

A Texas-based conservation organisation is proposing a radical rescue effort that could see 1,000 orphaned white rhinos transported over 9,000 miles from South Africa to South Texas. The Exotic Wildlife Association [...]

Welcome to Ponte City: the former slum skyscraper at the heart of Johannesburg’s renaissance

In just 40 years Ponte has gone from being an audacious experiment in skyscraper homes, to a crime-riddled de facto prison, to its current life as a trendy living location [...]

Meet the beach body ready bulls who ramble along South Africa’s wild coast

Never mind Protein World’s disturbing definition of ‘beach body ready’, there’s a herd of cattle in Pondoland, South Africa, who are taking regular trips to the seaside wearing nothing but their own rawhide. [...]

Meet AJ, the 2-year-old South African DJ with thousands of fans

Meet DJ AJ, a prodigious toddler who learnt to mix music before he could even speak.

This man reviews books through car windows on a motorway in Johannesburg

Meet Philani Dladla, a young man from South Africa who defied all the odds to pursue his love of and evangelism for reading. The 24-year-old’s story is an outstanding tale of [...]

Sinister side of SA’s tourism industry

Guest Post by Chris Mercer “A South African Tourist industry with a sinister side” – Clarissa Ward, presenter for CBS News respected TV show 60 Minutes. Watch this 14-minute segment [...]