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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Rhino poacher jailed for 77 years A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime as poaching continues to escalate. South African national Mandla Chauke was arrested in the sprawling Kruger National Park in 2011 after he killed three rhino calves. The park has seen the highest ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thai man pleads guilty to smuggling rhino horn from South Africa

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... of Southeast Asia. Taking advantage of the fact that it is legal for foreigners to hunt rhinos in South Africa and ship horns overseas as trophies, Chumlong hired Thai prostitutes to stage fake hunts. ... in Southeast Asia- unfounded in science- that rhino horn can be used to prevent and cure cancer. Increased demand meant poaching has hit record levels in South Africa where, by mid-October, 455 rhinos ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    US$16m in rhino horns stolen from South African agency’s safe

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... organisation in South Africa. The horns- prized in some forms of traditional Asian medicine- were taken from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency at the weekend, the Lowvelder newspaper reported on Monday. "The culprit, or culprits, cut open two steel safes fitted with double locks," a source at the agency said. Dex Kotze, a conservationist and chief executive of South African ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thai man pleads guilty to South African rhino smuggling

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 02:04pm by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... in their fight to protect rhinos, whose horns are worth more than gold in parts of Southeast Asia. Taking advantage of the fact that it is legal for foreigners to hunt rhinos in South Africa and ship ... and not for trophies,” Chumlong said in a statement to a Johannesburg court. “I humbly apologise to the court and to the people of South Africa for my role in this matter,” he said. Prosecutors said Chumlong ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Rhino horns poisoned to stop poaching gangs in South Africa

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... months to combat international poaching syndicates. More than 200 rhinos have been poached so far this year in South Africa, driven by demand in China and elsewhere in Asia, where horn ground ... The Guardian Rhino horns poisoned to stop poaching gangs A game reserve in South Africa has taken the radical step of poisoning rhino horns so that people risk becoming "seriously ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Storms gather over Africa’s 'Rainbow Nation'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... to eat away at investor confidence, and the timing could hardly be worse. Just as the financial world seems ready to give Africa a shot at replicating the growth that transformed South East Asia ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg A toxic mix of government stasis, creaking infrastructure and social unrest is prompting doubts about South Africa’s stability in a continent with too ...



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