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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg US$16m in rhino horns stolen from agency safe About 40 rhinoceros horns worth millions of dollars have been stolen from the safe of a state tourism 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 ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

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

    ... Mozambique, a country where many poachers are recruited by international syndicates. Rhinoceros horns are prized as a status symbol in Asia, where they are falsely believed to possess medicinal ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Giraffe travelling down road on truck hits head on bridge and dies

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by NYT

    ... heard it with his car windows rolled up. "Blood was coming from its nose and mouth," he said. Earlier, the animals had been stranded alongside the highway when the vehicle broke down. ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Rhino horns poisoned to stop poaching gangs in South Africa

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

    ... 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 ill" if they consume them. A spokesman for the Sabi Sand reserve said a mix of parasiticides and indelible pink dye had been injected into more than 100 rhinos' horns during the past 18 ...

  5. 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

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Women posed as big game hunters as part of ring trafficking rhino horns Thai prostitutes staged rhino hunts A Thai man has pleaded guilty to smuggling rhino horn ... years under Monday's plea deal that investigators said sealed one of the most important prosecutions in their fight to protect rhinos, whose horns are worth more than gold in parts ...

  6. 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 horns overseas as trophies, Chumlong hired Thai prostitutes to stage fake hunts. The women were given about US$800 each to go to game farms, take a few shots with small calibre rifles ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    ‘Angry’ Pistorius fired shot out of car sun-roof, ex-girlfriend tells court

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:58pm by AP

    ... his pistol out of a car’s open sun-roof after an argument with a police officer, ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor told a court on Friday, the fifth day of his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Testifying in the Pretoria High Court, she described how the 27-year-old South African Olympic athlete shouted at a policeman after the car they were driving in was pulled over ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius reports to psychiatric hospital for court-ordered tests

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pretoria South Africa’s murder-accused paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius on Monday arrived at a psychiatric hospital to begin up to 30 days of tests, as ordered by a judge during his trial. A car ferrying the double amputee athlete whisked him inside the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, west of Pretoria. Security was tight at the entrance of the drab ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Son of South African President Zuma investigated over fatal car crash

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Police investigate Zuma's son over fatal road crash South African leader Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, is being investigated for culpable homicide after his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a minivan in Johannesburg, killing one person and critically injuring two, media said yesterday. The crash happened late on February 1 in heavy rain ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    20 years after first all-race elections, divide between rich and poor remains

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AP

    ... beggars stand at many intersections in affluent areas. Last week, one black man stood before a passing stream of Mercedes, BMWs and other luxury cars holding a sign that read: "Help me ...




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