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Outrage Over Sign Language Interpreter At Madiba Memorial
Offbeat  (tags: mandela, sign language, fake, South Africa, memorial service, deaf )

Naoko
- 528 days ago - sabreakingnews.co.za
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 )

Roxy
- 641 days ago - htxt.co.za
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 )

Rosemary
- 674 days ago - sowetanlive.co.za
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 )

Giana
- 682 days ago - grindtv.com
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.
Meet a Little Girl and Boy Who Have Grown Up Alongside Cheetahs - PawNation
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, children, pets, cheetahs, pictures, south africa )

Barb
- 741 days ago - pawnation.com
Siblings can always be a little crazy, but these ones are truly wild. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a litte boy and girl from South Africa have grown up with two cheetahs as part of their family.
Artisit Inspires Communities With Graffiti Art VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: art, graffiti, inspire, south africa, arts, children, culture, design, interesting, photos, pictures )

Lindsey
- 1313 days ago - happynews.com
In South Africa, a graffiti artist uses the street as his canvas to inspire communities with every brushstroke.
Mystical Big Cats at Home in South African Environmental Hotspot
Offbeat  (tags: white lions, controversy, recessive genes, south africa, wildife )

Simone
- 1360 days ago - voanews.com
Yet while the white lion is undoubtedly one of the world's most mythical creatures, it's also one of the most controversial.
'Big Cats' Make a Comeback in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, reserves, parks, south africa, surival, endangered, populations, recovering )

Simone
- 1360 days ago - voanews.com
South African game reserves reestablish leopard and cheetah populations in an area where the predators once thrived
Breeding Unusually Coloured Animals Condemned By Wildlife Experts
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife experts, controversy, white lions, south africa, unnatural, protects )

Simone
- 1426 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A South African trend for breeding unusually coloured animals such as white lions has been condemned by wildlife experts as bad for the natural species.
DR. GERHARD STEENKAMP: THE DENTIST FOR VERY BIG CATS
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, south africa, dentist, expert, surgeries, tigers )

Simone
- 1472 days ago - fadedtribune.com
Meet Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp, South Africa's only big game dental expert. From rare white lions to giant Bengal tigers, Dr. Steenkamp is the go to man to save big cats and animals with the use of a scalpel and drill
Dramatic Rescue of Mare and Foal From Floodwaters
Offbeat  (tags: wild mare and foal, stranded, floodwaters, south africa, rescue mission, safe )

Simone
- 1597 days ago - horsetalk.co.nz
A wild mare and foal trapped by swirling floodwaters for three days have been saved in a dramatic rescue operation organised by South Africa's SPCA
TIGER CUBS SAVED BY CATWOMAN
Offbeat  (tags: south africa, china tigers, conservation, advocate, sanctuary, surival, endangered cats )

Simone
- 1692 days ago - express.co.uk
AS THE sun descended over the South African veldt, Li Quan braced herself. She was about to discover whether everything she had fought so hard for was about to come to fruition. The long transport vehicle entered the camp on the scrubland carrying two
Professional Hunters and Vets Arrested in Swoop on Rhino Poaching Syndicate in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: investigations, raid, team work, rhino poachers, arrested, vets, south africa )

Simone
- 1696 days ago - wildlifeextra.com.au
In an early morning raid a joint task team comprising of members from SANparks (South African National Parks), South African Polica and other conservation authorities, has yielded a significant success in relation to rhino poaching.
Mandela Appears at World Cup Final
Offbeat  (tags: World Cup 2010, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, final, applause, icon, first black president )

Naoko
- 1777 days ago - nation.co.ke
A beaming Nelson Mandela waved to the tens of thousands of fans in Soccer City ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday, drawing thunderous applause as he was driven onto the pitch.
SA Botany Now Has Vuvuzelas
Offbeat  (tags: iris, vuvuzela, South Africa, newly discovered, flower, World Cup 2010 )

Naoko
- 1779 days ago - afrol.com
Wandering in the Worcester Valley east of Cape Town, South Africa, you may accidentally step on a silent vuvuzela. In fact, the "Moraea vuvuzela" is a newly discovered and named iris flower.
 

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