Tag Archives: South Africa

To maximize a child’s development, genetics provide important insight, study shows

A child’s genetic make-up can play a large, hidden role in the success of efforts to maximize his or her development, South African research suggests. The study, published February 28 in PLoS Medicine and supported by the Government of Canada through Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains program, sheds new light on why some children benefit

Telkom, Business Connexion launch BCX and Africa’s Premier End-to-end ICT Solutions Provider

BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider was launched Wednesday in South Africa by Telkom and Business Connexion. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is uniquely suited to support businesses throughout the continent as they seek to digitalise business operations. “The launch of BCX

Governments are not doing enough to stop wildlife crime

By Andreas Wilson-Späth A scathing new report shows that key countries affected by wildlife crime have failed to halt poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered animals as a result of widespread corruption andinadequatelaw enforcement, thus putting increasing numbers of species at risk of extinction. Wildlife crime – a multi-billion dollara year business run by large

Chinese Functional Cure against HIV/AIDS in Africa?

By Correspondent With preparations underway to celebrate the AIDS Day on December 1, a popular herbal concoction developed by a Chinese researcher has been hailed as proper and real solution to HIV/Aids and related complications such as tuberculosis. Tian Immunity Booster (TIB), invented by Professor Tian Shengxun eight year ago, is already delivering new approach to effective and

Nigeria, South Africa immensely contribute to global TB disease burden

By Henry Opondo Nigeria and South Africa in combination with Asian countries of Indonesia, China and Pakistan contributed to 60% of all tuberculosis disease burden in 2015, a new WHO report on TB reveals. According to the report, there were an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide and that the burden is higher than

CITES’ COP17 gives African elephants poachers a lifeline

By Duncan Khosa Amid dramatic scenes, Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. As a result, the proposal – supported by Botswana (a country that at previous CoPs opposed any attempt that would restrict

A lot at stake for wildlife at 17th CITES conference in South Africa

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be affected by decisions taken by the delegates including rhinos, lions, elephants, pangolins, Barbary macaques and African Grey parrots.

“Illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade has become such a huge threat to many species that international cooperation between governments, NGOs and other stakeholders is absolutely vital in tackling it,” says Azzedine Downes, CEO and President of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and head of IFAW’s delegation. “Conservation must be at the heart of all decisions taken at the CoP. The stakes are high for so many species and we must make certain that sound science and the precautionary principle are deciding factors and not short term political or economic interests.”

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