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  • Botswana: No fracking in premier wildlife park

    November 20, 2013 6:55 AM 134

    Johannesburg - Botswana's government on Tuesday said environmental protection was key in its search for natural gas, rejecting claims that fracking was already under way in the country's top wildlife park. "There are currently no fracking operations going on in the country except exploration drilling by various exploration companies," said a statement

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    November 20, 2013 4:19 AM 223

    The government has been advised to take concrete measures that will empower local people to participate fully in exploiting the country’s natural resources for inclusive economic development. Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, three from African Heads of State Benjamin Mkapa (Tanzania), Dr Festus Mogae (Botswana) and Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria) said the only way to achieve

  • Twitter Regrets: Judge Bans Social Media Posts

    November 20, 2013 12:41 AM 131

    Posted: Nov 19, 2013 4:11 PM by Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com Updated: Nov 19, 2013 7:16 PM CORPUS CHRISTI - It can be pretty easy to sum up a thought on social media. All it takes is a hashtag (#). How many people out there using social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have hashtag regrets? While social media has made communication

  • Mismanagement claims at Ayers Rock Resort hurting industry image

    November 19, 2013 10:53 PM 130

    AN ONGOING dispute over the management of one of Australia's best known tourist resorts is distracting and unhelpful for Australian tourism, the head of the country's peak tourism body says. Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy said claims of mismanagement at the Ayers Rock Resort were damaging the reputation of one of the country's very best indigenous

  • Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko urged to retire by wife

    November 19, 2013 9:54 PM 116

    The wife of world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has urged her husband to hang up his gloves and retire. "He must make that decision alone, but Vitali has achieved everything in his career, right at the top, so I'd find it nice if he stopped," Natalia Klitschko told the Hamburg Morgenpost newspaper. The 42-year-old Vitali Klitschko holds

  • In Zimbabwe soccer, witchcraft is part of the game

    November 19, 2013 9:09 PM 133

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Animal bones, hair, feathers and river pebbles are secreted around sports fields. The goal posts have been sprinkled with urine. The soccer players, some of whom have smeared ancient herbal potions on themselves, take the field. It’s a typical soccer match in Zimbabwe, and the presence of such charms shows that, among many teams in Africa

  • Eskom declares power supply emergency

    November 19, 2013 8:57 PM 112

    Eskom has declared an electricity supply emergency, and is urging customers to severely curtail usage with immediate effect. Eskom has declared an electricity supply emergency, and is urging customers to severely curtail usage from Tuesday onwards. “The power system is severely constrained today due to the loss of additional generating units from our power

  • Barbarians rife with Boks

    November 19, 2013 4:53 PM 121

    The squad contains eight members of the Springboks squad who have already beaten Wales and Scotland on their current tour of Europe, as well as legendary Springbok flanker Schalk Burger. World champions New Zealand provide the coach in Steve Hansen plus eight players from the All Blacks' squad now in Europe. Barbarians' teams traditionally include at least

  • Eskom declares electricity emergency

    November 19, 2013 4:45 PM 138

    Eskom has declared an electricity supply emergency, and is urging customers to severely curtail usage from Tuesday onwards. Eskom has declared an electricity supply emergency, and is urging customers to severely curtail usage from Tuesday (19 November) onwards. “The power system is severely constrained today due to the loss of additional generating units

  • Moolman qualifies for SA Open

    November 19, 2013 4:25 PM 129

    November 19 2013 at 06:25pm By SAPA Johannesburg – Pieter Moolman soared into the SA Open Championship with a superb 65 during qualifying at Irene Country Club on Tuesday, when he made three birdies and an eagle over his final six holes. “I played really well today. Everything came together, especially over the closing holes, and I’m really looking forward