Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

The Africa Games Week, in Cape Town, South Africa, looks at promoting the continent’s video game industry, by bringing together developers and partners from both Africa and abroad.

South Africa’s Ramaphosa lands in Buenos Aires ahead of G20

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa greets Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie at his arrival in Buenos Aires ahead of the G20 Summit. IMAGES

Waste not: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo. Instead it could be a key ingredient in the construction of a greener office or new home.

Zara Larsson’s sex education classes

(7 Nov 2018) Swedish pop star Zara Larsson, who’s currently fronting a new campaign from Durex and AIDS organization (RED) promoting sexual health awareness and raising money for HIV treatment in South Africa, says pupils at her school first started learning about sex in sixth grade. (Nov. 7)

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries, as it prepares for its presidential election next week and we travel to South Africa where young fishermen are putting their lives at risk to trade in the illegal poaching of abalone, a valuable and protected sea creature that is a delicacy in parts of Asia.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

56,800 dead and missing: Hidden toll of migration

(1 Nov 2018) A growing number of migrants have drowned, died in deserts or fallen prey to traffickers, leaving their families to wonder what happened to them. At the same time, anonymous bodies are filling cemeteries, including in South Africa. (Nov. 1)

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South Africa: deadly wildfires destroy displaced families’ homes

As mop-up operations continue and small flare ups are monitored in the wake of wildfires, displaced families are coming to terms with their loss of property and loved ones.

Wildfires rage through South Africa’s Garden Route

Raging wildfires have killed several people along South Africa’s famed Garden Route and destroyed thousands of hectares of vegetation.

Dino country: S.Africa becomes fossil hunters’ paradise

Thanks to its climate and geology, South Africa is an incredibly rich source of fossils. With recent discoveries bringing whole new species to light, the country is becoming known as a paradise for palaeontologists.

S.African divers risk all in illegal search for abalone

Local fisherman risk their lives to illegally harvest abalone, a valuable seafood found along South Africa’s coastline, to sell to Asian crime syndicates.