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One of two MeerKAT dishes that have so far been built.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Cisco in deal to become technology partner of SKA

US company signs memorandum of understanding with Department of Science and Technology and plans to invest R60m in the radio telescope project

Fleecing of the golden gnus

Named Churchill by its owners, a golden specimen of wildebeest, also known as a the gnu among foreign hunters, grazes with a herd of ordinary wildebeest on farmland operated by Golden Breeders, in Bela Bela, Limpopo, last month. As the hunting industry has grown, so have the numbers of large game animals that populate SA’s grasslands. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Conservationists are up in arms over artificial breeding of wildlife, writes Kevin Crowley

Northern white rhino teeters on edge of extinction

Najin, 20, a female Northern White Rhinoceros that was shipped to Kenya from the Czech Republic walks inside its pen at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy near Nanyuki town, 350km north of Nairobi, in this file photo. The numbers of the northern subspecies have plummeted from about 500 in the 1970s due mainly to poachers. Picture: REUTERS/NOOR KHAMIS

With just five northern white rhinos left on earth, the animal’s end is inevitable


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