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South African scientists unveil test-tube buffalo, plan IVF rhino

Almost 40 years after the first human test-tube baby was born, South African scientists have produced something bulkier: the first Cape buffalo brought into the world by in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

KwaZulu Natal health boss warns: Don't use herbal enemas

Children in KwaZulu-Natal are suffering from medical complications after being given herbal enemas.

Rivals chip in to help get NWU’s solar car to starting line after ‘freak accident’

The driver was unharmed‚ but the “injuries” to the solar car he was driving were feared to be “far worse”.

Yahoo hack hit 500 million users, likely 'state sponsored'

Yahoo said Thursday a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from half a billion users and may have been "state sponsored."

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55% of South Africans believe internet access is a basic human right

More than half of South Africans believe that access to the internet is essential as they carry out their daily lives.

NASA's black female mathematicians hit the big screen

During the era of US racial segregation, a handful of black female mathematicians managed to break social barriers and propel the US space agency to new heights - and soon their story will be a major motion picture.

One in three SA kids exposed to hate speech‚ inappropriate images on web‚ study reveals

One in three children in South Africa has been exposed to hate speech and inappropriate images on the internet‚ while one in five children has met face-to-face with a stranger they encountered online.


Almaz and Agata, six-year-old white African lions, are seen inside an open-air cage, as illumination is lit on for late visitor to observe animals at night environment, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Bangladesh zoo throws wedding for lions with meat cake

Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake in the hope of drawing much-needed visitors and encouraging the animals to mate.

African penguin vanishing from coast

One of South Africa's best-loved birds - the African penguin - is fast disappearing from our coastlines.

Climate pact: After years of talk, focus shifts to action

Eight months after 195 nations concluded a hard-fought climate rescue pact, pressure is mounting to put its carbon-cutting promises into action as world leaders gather at G20 and UN meetings this month.


Nintendo worth more than Sony after Pokemon rally

Nintendo on Tuesday shot past Sony in market value after shares in the video game giant more than doubled following the release of its wildly popular Pokemon Go game.