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Reversing the red

Reversing the red

South Africa has done much to halt species extinction, but way more still needs to be done.    South Africa is one of only 17 megadiverse countries on earth, meaning it’s home to a large number of species and harbours a high number of endemic species, too. Yet a significant number of South African species

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Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development in Uganda

Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa. The benefits of good infrastructure are illustrated in parts of Uganda, for example, where the recent completion of a project under the World Bank’s Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (UMSID) program once again highlights the contribution of infrastructure to local development. Under the UMSID Ugandan based

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On a stairway to heaven

On a stairway to heaven

Less than 70km north of Johannesburg, South Africa, lies the Magaliesberg, a modest mountain range composed mainly of quartzites. The Magaliesberg rises at a point south of the Pilanesberg (and the Pilanesberg National Park) to form a curved prominence that intersects suburban Pretoria before it peters out some 50km to the east, just south of Bronkhorstspruit. The highest point of the

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