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Rhino horn. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT

Two rangers nabbed after poached rhino carcass found in Kruger Park

The arrests follow the suspension of two field rangers and a technical services supervisor earlier in June

Making waste part of a virtuous cycle

Waste pickers scavenge through rubbish at Roundhill dumpsite in Berlin in the Eastern Cape. The South African government has convened the fifth annual Waste Management Khoro, bringing together all the players in the waste-management value chain, says the writer. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Waste recycling sector in a world of increased resource scarcity offers an opportunity for beneficiation in ways that create jobs and impart skills, writes Edna Molewa

Des van Rooyen decries poor state of water infrastructure

Minister Des van Rooyen. Picture: SUPPLIED

Minister says a failure to implement strict water-saving measures has worsened the effects of the drought leading to a state of disaster being declared in eight provinces

Ethical issues dog genetic testing and biobanks

The study of patterns in genetic material can in the future lead to personalised medicine. The problem is getting consent from a person for the testing of their, and their family’s, tissue samples. Picture: ISTOCK

Thorny problems for biobanking are privacy and ownership of the information, writes Sarah Wild

Talk of sustainability is just lip service

Mine worker Moses Mngomezulu has silicosis, a lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust. And not only miners are affected by the by-products from extractive industries. Communities that live near mines are at higher risk than those that live further away. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Multifaceted approach to extractive activity is needed, write Hanri Mostert and Cheri Young

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