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VIDEO - Ducks Run to Work on a Vineyard
Offbeat  (tags: ducks, vineyard, south africa, animals, bizarre, culture, environment, humor, unusual, world )

Lone
- 40 days ago - facebook.com
This army of 900 ducks keeps a South African vineyard in pristine condition.
South Africa's Rhinos 'Could Be Extinct in 10 Years'
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Rhinos, Endangered, South Africa )

Ray
- 144 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Africa's rhino population could face extinction within 10 years, animal welfare experts have warned.
Oscar Pistorius Murder Charge Sought By S Africa Prosecutors
Offbeat  (tags: prosecutors, appeal, Oscar Pistorius, culpable homicide, murder, South Africa )

Ray
- 205 days ago - bbc.co.uk
South African prosecutors have started an appeal hearing on whether athlete Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder instead of culpable homicide.
KFC Shark Attack Parody Advert Angers Mick Fanning's Mother
Offbeat  (tags: TV Add, KFC, Shark Attack, Australia, South Africa )

Ray
- 220 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A television advert parodying a shark attack on Australian surfer Mick Fanning has angered the three-time world champion's mother.
Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, rhinos, preservation, South Africa, anti poaching )

Tracy
- 226 days ago - news.sky.com
Sky News has been given extraordinary access to South Africas new Rapid Response anti poaching unit to witness the efforts being made to stem the deaths of rhinos in the country's largest national park.
South African Lion Sanctuary Boss Says Every Other Breeding Facility in Nation Linked to 'Canned Hunting
Offbeat  (tags: Lions, cubs, sanctuary, canned hunting, South Africa )

Scooby
- 293 days ago - mirror.co.uk
The owner of a South African lion sanctuary has said that every other facility that breeds cubs in the country is linked to the "canned hunting" industry where big cats are slaughtered by wealthy ­wildlife trophy hunters.
Daily Cute: Baby Elephant Chases Birds
Offbeat  (tags: birds, elephants, Kruger National Park, South Africa, wild animals, animals, arts, environment, funny, interesting, humor, world )

Lone
- 299 days ago - care2.com
Thanks to the YouTube channel of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, we can see all sorts of wild animals that we may otherwise not get a glimpse of. Here, an adorable baby elephant chases birds and was captured on film
South African Official Threatens to Punish Students Who Visited Israel
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, Israel, racism, education, society, world )

Penny
- 315 days ago - haaretz.com
Deputy minister in President Jacob Zuma's office charges students with bringing ruling African National Congress into 'disrepute,' says party would 'summon' them to an investigation.
South Africa Unveils Universal Health Care Scheme
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Healthcare System, pilot scheme, South Africa )

Ray
- 396 days ago - bbc.co.uk
South Africa's government has set out its plans to introduce a universal health care scheme.A pilot scheme in 10 areas is to start in April 2012, and will then be phased in nationally over the next 14 years.
A Toddler Disc Jockey Fascinates South African Fans
Offbeat  (tags: Good News, South Africa, toddler, adorable pics )

Barb
- 410 days ago - aol.com
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - At first it seems like a fluke - a 2-year-old playing with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated music system. Yet, the pint size boy is in control of the beat of the bass-heavy house music.
Why Is Cecil Rhodes Such a Controversial Figure?
Offbeat  (tags: Cecil Rhodes, Protesters, South Africa )

Ray
- 420 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Protesters in South Africa are calling for a statue of Cecil Rhodes, one of the most committed imperialists of the 19th Century, to be taken down. Why does he still inspire such strong feelings?
This Path Only Touches The Ground Twice!
Offbeat  (tags: path, south africa )

Angie
- 434 days ago - msn.com
Inspired by a snake skeleton, the 427 ft. long treetop canopy walkway slinks through the luscious forest in Cape Town, South Africa.
African Elephants Trained to Sniff Out Explosives and Poachers With a Sense of Smell to Rival Sniffer Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: south africa, elephants, bombs, pochers )

Scooby
- 457 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Elephants in the South African bush are being trained to use their super-strength sense of smell to sniff out explosives and poachers.
South Africa Weighs Legal Rhino Horn Trade
Offbeat  (tags: endangered, rhino, poaching, horn trade, south africa, panel of experts )

Angie
- 471 days ago - msn.com
South Africa has appointed a panel of experts to examine the viability of a legal rhino horn trade, the environmental affairs ministry said Tuesday as poaching of the species spiked to record levels.
 

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