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South Africa Rhino Poacher Jailed for 77 Years
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, poacher, jailed, rhino horn, rhinos )

- 7 days ago -
A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.
Online Classifieds Aim to 'Bite Back' Against Puppy Mills, Dog Fighting
Offbeat  (tags: pit bulls, staffordshire bull terriers, online ads, south africa, dog fighting )

- 28 days ago -
In an attempt to stamp out illegal dog fighting, puppy mills and indiscriminate sale of dogs being sold online, three of South Africa's online classifieds websites are teaming up with Ban Animal Trading and Beauty Without Cruelty.
South Africa Cannibal: Gugulethu Man 'Ate Love Rival's Heart'
Offbeat  (tags: Gugulethu man, cannibalism, South Africa )

- 43 days ago -
South African police have arrested a man they found using a knife and fork to eat the heart of his ex-girlfriend's new lover.
The Pioneering Woman the World Forgot
Offbeat  (tags: black-empowerment movement, ANC, South Africa )

- 47 days ago -
The name Nokutela Dube is not well known - but a century ago she made a big contribution to South Africa's black-empowerment movement helping to form the country we know today.
: Cute Lion Cubs Cause A Roadblock In South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, lion cubs, sleeping, cute, roadblock )

- 70 days ago -
A pack of playful lion cubs caused a mini snarl-up by wrestling in the middle of the road. Husband and wife Anton and Michelle Campbell-Harris filmed the adorable scene in Kruger National Park, South Africa. The big cats had been sleeping.
Cutest Lion Cub Ever Chewing on Wood
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, cutest, lion cub, chewing, wood, video )

- 91 days ago -
An incredibly heart-warming moment featuring a precious lion cub biting on a piece of wood. Now that's just way too cute! Filmed at the Lion Park near Johannesburg, South Africa.
South Africa Considers Legalising Trade in Rhino
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, legalise, rhino horn, poachers, CITIES, sad news, ! )

- 107 days ago -
Proponents claim legalising international trade will enable South African authorities to control the supply and price,
Bravest Little Cat in the World: Tiny Wildcat Scratches and Hisses as Pride of Lionesses Surround It...But It Is No Match for Them
Offbeat  (tags: Brave, little cat, wild cat, lioness, South Africa )

- 117 days ago -
This brave little wildcat took on four lionesses in a battle for its life in a wildlife park in southern Africa.
South African Penguin Chicks Saved From Starvation
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, penguins, saved, starvation )

- 117 days ago -
Conservationists save more than 800 endangered chicks from starvation after they are abandoned by their parents.
Baby Elephant Wanders Into Family's House
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, baby elephant, rescued, living room )

- 118 days ago -
A game reserve owner had no qualms about tackling the subject head on when this unexpected visitor came to call.
Baboon Burglars Make Off With Furnishings and Cuddly Toys! Video
Offbeat  (tags: Baboons, burglars, Cape Town, South Africa, funny, bed sheets, cuddly toys, video, offbeat, offbeat )

- 229 days ago -
The owners of a Cape Town flat had the shock of their life when they returned to find that their home had been destroyed by a group of cheeky baboons.
Outrage Over Sign Language Interpreter At Madiba Memorial
Offbeat  (tags: mandela, sign language, fake, South Africa, memorial service, deaf )

- 231 days ago -
While millions across the globe were inspired and moved by speeches made at former President Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, the international deaf community expressed outrage over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter.
Anonymous Plans 5th November Action in Cape Town, Joburg & Durban
Offbeat  (tags: Million Mask March, South Africa, Nov 5th, world, interesting, culture, pictures, photos, news, performance )

- 343 days ago -
South Africans who claim affiliation with hacking collective Anonymous say it will be - they're organising actions in South Africa's three main cities to coincide with a global 'Million Mask March' on Guy Fawkes day
Happy Birthday and Anniversary, Tata Madiba
Offbeat  (tags: Nelson Mandela, Birthday, anniversary, Graca Machel, Madiba, South Africa, Good News, Celebration )

- 376 days ago -
When Nelson Mandela turns 95 on Thursday he will also mark 15 years of marriage to Graca Machel, who throughout his hospitalisation has wooed a nation with her dignified poise.
Zoo Claims to Have World's First Live-Tweeting Badger
Offbeat  (tags: zoo, South Africa, motion-sensor technology, badger, humans, bizarre, interesting, tweeting, messages )

- 385 days ago -
South Africa facility uses motion-sensor technology to allow critter named BG to issue relevant messages in real time; he has 6,000-plus followers.

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