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Explained: New proposed rules for breeding wildlife

If you’ve petted lion cubs you’ll hopefully know it’s a contentious activity. Now authorities want the country to move away from captive breeding operations generally and instead manage animals more efficiently in game reserves. Minister of forestry, fisheries and the environment, Barbara Creecy said as much when she released a long-awaited report on the issue …

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BRIEF: What’s that smell?

industry, sunset, pollution

If you live anywhere in Joburg or Mpumalanga, you might have gotten a whiff of a terrible smell in the past few days. It smells a lot like rotten eggs. Ew, right? But that’s actually the smell of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide. The Gauteng Weather service even issued a warning about poor air quality …

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