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New dinosaur species discovered in South Africa

A team of paleontologists has just announced the discovery of a new species of giant dinosaurs that ruled 200 million years ago in what is now South Africa.

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World’s first artificially conceived lion cubs born in S. Africa

On 25 August 2018 South Africa’s Ukutula Conservation Center researchers woke up to the first lion cubs ever born through a successful artificial insemination. The historic milestone is a turning point for lions and other endangered cat species.

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UN unveils statue honoring Nelson Mandela

(24 Sep 2018) A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at United Nations headquarters in New York.The country of South Africa donated the statue in commemoration of a 100-years since Mandela’s birth. (Sept. 24)

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S.African villagers tap into trend for ‘superfood’ baobab

The fruit of the mighty African baobab tree is gaining popularity around the world thanks to its nutritional properties, and producers in South Africa are working hard to meet demand. The seeds and chalky powder inside the pods have become a global health craze celebrated for their vitamin-packed properties and now used in everything from flavoured soda, ice cream and chocolate to gin and cosmetics.

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S.Africa’s top court rules private cannabis use legal

South Africa’s top court rules that private and personal cannabis use should be legal in the climax of a case that has pitted officials against marijuana advocates and the judiciary. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, delivering the Johannesburg-based Constitutional Court’s unanimous verdict, says that the law banning marijuana use in private by adults “is unconstitutional and therefore invalid”.

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S.Africa’s top court rules private cannabis use legal

South Africa’s top court rules that private and personal cannabis use should be legal in the climax of a case that has pitted officials against marijuana advocates and the judiciary. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, delivering the Johannesburg-based Constitutional Court’s unanimous verdict, said that the law banning marijuana use in private by adults “is unconstitutional and therefore invalid”. IMAGES

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Slaughtered rhino embodies S.Africa’s poaching crisis

A gruesome example of South Africa’s poaching problem: the carcass of a female white rhino rotting in the Kruger National Park. Rhinos have been hunted to near extinction since the early 2000s, but authorities and park officials are fighting poachers in every way they can.

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Today in History for September 12th

(12 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: America faces the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks; Nazis rescue Italy’s Mussolini; JFK confronts critics of his religion; Student leader Steven Biko killed in South Africa; Singer Johnny Cash dies. (Sept. 12)

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Tensions erupt in South Africa’s Soweto

Shops belonging to foreigners have been attacked and looted by local residents in Soweto, Johannesburg. Tensions have risen after two people were shot dead, according to local media.