After a U.S. presidential election and Brexit campaign that were tarnished by lies, vicious political attacks and deceptive online news stories, Germany is promising to double down on facts, values and seriousness.
Brandon Stone claimed a second European Tour victory as he ran away from the field for a seven-stroke triumph at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the Leopard Creek Country Club near Malelane yesterday .
Andy Murray was tipped to become "Sir Andy" after crowning a golden season on top of the world days after brother Jamie topped the doubles standings, prompting their mother to hail them as "kings of world tennis".
Beyoncé became the most-nominated female artist in Grammy award history on Tuesday as she received a leading nine nods this year, followed closely by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nominations each.
A consortium aimed at accelerating the development of electric cars‚ stimulate investor confidence in the sector and meet government’s commitments to reduce emissions‚ was launched in Johannesburg on Monday.
TOP SHOT: STORMY COVE – Steven Morrow from Cape Town is our Green Life Photographer of the Month. He says he picked an unlucky autumn weekend for his camping trip to Arniston in the Western Cape because it rained almost constantly. It did, however, net him this brooding image of the area’s coast, plus R5 000 in cash, courtesy of the Sunday Times. He’s now also in the running to become the Green Life Photographer of the Year, to be announced in December. Congratulations!
Photograph by: Jack Weinberg
COMMENDED – In pursuit of a fast meal, a jackal grabs at a pigeon. Captured in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Photograph by: Greg Lederle
COMMENDED – An elephant foot heaves through the water in Savuti, Botswana.
Photograph by: Peet J van Eeden
COMMENDED – A basket star at a depth of 15 to 20m at Miller’s Point near Simon’s Town.
Photograph by: Russell Maclaughlin
READERS’ CHOICE – As voted by Green Life’s fans on Facebook, August’s favourite reader photograph shows a buffalo and calf caught in the dust of a stampeding herd.
Photograph by: Erich Kohrs
FLIGHT OF FANCY – This Egyptian goose was photographed on the morning of August 7 at the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds in Pretoria – the day South Africa’s administrative capital was recently blanketed in snow. “My fingers where numb because of the cold. After about an hour and a half the geese came flying in and landed on the grass next to the dam. That’s when I took my opportunity. When I viewed the photos I was elated,” the photographer, Erich Kohrs, recalls. “It had all the components I was looking for in my dream Egyptian goose shot.”
Photograph by: Quintin Gilman
STILL WATERS – Stanford’s calm Klein River, perfectly reflecting the stunning surrounding landscape during an April sunrise.
ALL ABOARD – “Early one evening I noticed a 5m string of processionary caterpillars making their way down a tree and onto the ground below in Marloth Park, just outside Kruger,” says the photographer, Grant Robertson. “They were joined by a thin strand of silk and being led to food by their leader.”
Photograph by: Ronesh Parbhoo
Giraffes. File photo
Photograph by: Alistair Swartz
PERFECT MOMENT – This image of a malachite kingfisher was taken in late-afternoon light on a farm outside Tzaneen, says the photographer, Alistair Swartz. “The late-afternoon sun brought out beautiful colours, and the soft light on the water created a fantastic clean background.”
Photograph by: Trevor Sachs
WELL-EXPOSED LIGHTNING – Nature unleashes its fury over Sandton during a classic Highveld thunderstorm.
Photograph by: Warren Joffe
ONCE IN A LIFETIME – Tswalu Private Game Reserve in the Kalahari, South Africa, is an excellent place to view pangolins – “although they are still very rare. We had just headed out for an afternoon game drive when this pangolin was spotted on the road. Huge excitement – over 20 years of visiting our national parks we had never seen one,” says Warren Joffe.
Photograph by: Russell Maclaughlin
PREDATOR IN TRAINING – A caracal kitten, captured at Tshukudu Game Reserve near Hoedspruit by August’s Readers’ Choice photographer, Russell Maclaughlin.