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  • Cape fires are 'right on time' for fynbos, says UCT ecologist
    As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Cape Peninsula have been to tracts of nature reserve and property, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.
  • Wildfires ravage Cape Peninsula
    The fires in the Cape have destroyed more than 4 000 hectares of vegetation so far, the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday. Together with the City, volunteers, communities as well as fire fighters from elsewhere in South Africa are working to combat the furious blaze devastating the Southern Peninsula.
  • Historical issues are hampering transformation: Zuma
    Policies that help create black industrialists in townships and rural areas need to be the focus of the newly appointed Black Economic Empowerment Council, President Jacob Zuma said at the council's inaugural session held at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday.
  • Amla, Du Plessis lead SA to smashing victory over Irish
    It was another record-breaking day for the Proteas as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis shared a second-wicket stand of 247 against the Irish in their World Cup pool match at Canberra on Tuesday. The Proteas scored more than 200 runs in the final 20 overs for the second match in a row.
  • Eskom's Medupi power station produces first electricity
    The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.