It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
More sun than clouds. Cool.
Bree Blakeman thought someone had broken into her office before finding a possum in her work space. The possum has since become an internet sensation.
Prize-winning pictures show animals and humans are a lot alike — and the animal kingdom never ceases to amaze.
Front-runners in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year people's choice awards showcase bonds between pairs of mates and mothers and babies.
From playful scuffles to furry nuzzles, here are photos of animals that will make you feel warm and fuzzy.
The shipment is in defiance of a vote at the August meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora at which a near-total ban on live elephant exports from Zimbabwe and Botswana to zoos was agreed.
Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.
As conservation groups get smarter about technology, so do the poachers they are fighting to stop.
Forests are our "greatest natural ally in the fight against global warming," said one conservationist.
It is just 14 cm long, and has some unusual features like a pouch that squirts out small puffs of glowing bioluminous fluid clouds.
The AI may also eventually combat poaching and predict animal behaviour.
Nature photography competitions collect the best photos of animals from around the world. Here's a selection of photos from five different contests.
Flocks of feathered fowl in fantastical shapes are the subject of Catalan photographer Xavi Bou's spellbinding project.
North West police have recovered 100 rhino horns, four tiger carcasses, a tiger skin, weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition during raid on two farms in the province.
A tourist is in a critical condition after a giraffe fell on top of a safari vehicle at the Kruger National Park, according to SA National Parks.
Five rhino poachers who were wanted for cases in Kwazulu-Natal have been arrested in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, police say.
While whales and the submarine are often spotted around these waters, images of the two so close together and in the same frame are rare.
Jean moves deftly through the tangle of roots and branches before waiting for the rainforest to give him a clue.
'Serengeti', the new wildlife documentary series on BBC Earth (DStv 184) is a departure from any natural history show you've watched before.
Twenty-nine cheetah cubs, destined to be sold as pets, have been rescued from an illegal smuggling trade in Somaliland.
The Community Led Animal Welfare Group is urging Northcliff residents to be vigilant while they are hot on the trail of a baboon that is on the loose in the area.
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