South Africa has taken gold yet again at this year's Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in London.
iAfrica reports that South Africa's stand at the Chelsea Flower Show celebrates "100 Blooming Years" of Kirstenbosch and involves a sensory walk where visitors could experience the tranquility of our country's most famous conservation garden.
The exhibit shows the oldest plants in the garden - those that were introduced during the first five years of its establishment, between 1913 and 1917, and are still growing there today.
South African Jordy Smith was delighted after picking up his first victory of the season on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour.
Smith edged Brazilian favourite Adriano de Souza in Sunday's final of the Billabong Rio Pro at Barra Da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"This win feels unbelievable. It's another dream come true," Smith said.
"I knew I could win a World Tour event, but I had to prove to myself that I could do it away from South Africa.
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura’s Tokyo-based support team said.
Yuichiro Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak when he was 70 and 75, reached the summit at 9:05 a.m. local time Thursday, according to his support team. Miura and his son Gota called them from the summit to report the news.
Cape Town – Sanbona seems to be busting with wildlife at the moment - with the birth of a litter of cheetah cubs hot on the heels of its sixth elephant calf born at the reserve.
Following on from the birth of a healthy elephant calf on Mother’s Day, the sixth elephant calf born at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, the reserve announced the birth of four cheetah cubs, in a statement.
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has announced the discovery of 11 rhino carcasses, all lost to poaching incidents that have occurred over the past three weeks.
The West Coast Fossil Park near Langebaan north of Cape Town has one of the world’s richest concentration of fossils dating back to the early Pliocene era 5 million years ago. Once sabre-toothed cats roamed this land, along with short-necked giraffes, four-tusked elephants and strange, three-toed horses.
Five million years ago, the arid West Coast of South Africa looked exotically different to the way it looks today. Back then, strange creatures roamed a land that was green and well-watered.
The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) has granted Eskom a licence for its Sere wind farm in the Western Cape, the power parastatal said.
"This is an exciting milestone in Eskom's move towards a cleaner energy mix," Eskom CEO Brian Dames said in a statement.
"Sere is our first, large-scale, renewable energy project. It demonstrates our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and to investing in a sustainable energy future."
&Beyond has announced that six translocated rhino have been officially released into Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Earlier this year, &Beyond decided to move the rhino from Phinda to Botswana. “Botswana has a strong security and monitoring framework in place whereby the Department of Wildlife Anti-Poaching Unit and the Botswana Defence Force help to protect the species,” said a statement by &Beyond.
South Africa has been voted the top destination by members of the world's largest travel and lifestyle social network, Where Are You Now? (WAYN), in the site's recent "dream destination competition".
The country beat Brazil, India, Dubai, Fiji, Turkey and Indonesia with 15 300 votes from members around the world.
A total 78 000 votes were counted for all seven of the destinations. The nominated countries and cities were selected through market research and tracking user engagement on WAYN.
Durban - Forty white rhino have been sold for about R10m at the Ezemvelo Wildlife annual game auction in Durban, its spokesperson said on Thursday.
The average price of each rhino increased to R247 000, from R243 000 last year, said spokesperson Musa Mntambo.
He said the rhino were among 1563 animals sold for R13 605 650 at the auction, which was held at Sibaya Casino on Wednesday.
The animals included black wildebeest, blue wildebeest, giraffe, dassies, red hartebeest, impala, kudu, nyala, warthog, zebra, blesbuck and springbuck.