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Yes, South Africa has the world’s largest antiretroviral therapy programme

Africa Check verified that South Africa does have the largest antiretroviral therapy programme in the world. In fact, at last count it was bigger than the size of India, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Mozambique’s programmes combined.

Rich countries must play ball‚ Zuma tells COP21

President Jacob Zuma was set to deliver his opening address at the climate change conference in Paris‚ France on Monday.

Mugabe proclaims Africa 'cannot and will not' assume more climate obligations

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lashed out at "miserly" developed nations at the UN climate summit Monday, accusing them of trying to shift the burden for curbing carbon emissions onto poor countries.

A glimpse into our future: the megacity

The future will see a world dotted with megacities‚ where two-thirds of the world’s population will live‚ working from home‚ relying on an internet nerve-centre.

SA Sci-Tech

Japan to resume 'research' whaling in Antarctic: media

Japan will resume "research" whaling in the Antarctic by the end of March next year, local media reported Saturday, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose.

Legal rhino horn trade will increase poaching: NSPCA

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) on Friday said it was “taken aback at the judgement which lifted the domestic ban on rhino horn trade”.

Recycling water helps Ballito fight drought

One of the areas north of Durban worst hit by the drought is likely to have a steady water supply all through the festive season, thanks to the use of recycled water.


I can't separate fight against terrorism, climate change: Hollande

The fights against terrorism and global warming are closely linked, French President Francois Hollande said as world leaders met in Paris for climate change talks two weeks after deadly Islamist militant attacks in the French capital.

France says success in climate talks 'within reach'

France declared on the opening day of a global climate summit Monday that world powers can reach a deal to curb emissions of heat-trapping gas and avert disastrous warming of the planet.

World leaders open climate-rescue summit in Paris

World leaders opened an historic summit in the French capital on Monday aimed at ending decades of political gridlock and forging an elusive agreement to avert calamitous global warming.


Twitter bans blood drives in offices worldwide until gays can donate

Social network giant Twitter has banned onsite blood drives in its offices worldwide where regulations do not permit blood donations from gay or bisexual men, a move that LGBT-rights advocates say is a first for a public technology company.


Video games industry to generate over R1 trillion this year

The digital games industry is set to generate more than $80-billion (R1.095 trillion) in software revenues this year‚ according to data released by Juniper Research. The figure is expected to rise to $104-billion by the end of 2018.

Research and researchers

Big sperm comes in small animals: research

A tiny fruit fly has the bizarre distinction of possessing the longest sperm of any animal -- 20 times the length of its own body and 1,000 times that of human sperm.