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World Rabies Day – Why Vaccination Is Key

In April 2021, the World Health Organisation’s rabies bulletin reported two fatal cases of rabies in South Africa. In September, another victim died of rabies, reported by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Tragically, these three cases were young boys, two, seven and nine years old, who had been bitten by dogs infected with rabies virus. …

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Wellness Destinations In Africa To Get Away From It All

Dubbed “an oasis in the wilderness”, Bushmans Kloof is set on a 7 500-hectare private reserve. Getting there is an experience in itself, showcasing the charming seaside town of Paternoster and one of the oldest towns in South Africa called Clanwilliam. Kisawa, located on Benguerra Island in Mozambique, celebrates culture and nature. To get there, …

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KRONE X WHATIFTHEWORLD Is Proud To Present 40 Under 40, A Showcase Of 40 Artists Under The Age Of 40

As a joint project with BMW Young Collectors Co., an initiative of FNB Art Joburg KRONE X WHATIFTHEWORLD gallery presents 40 under 40 from 25 September 2021 to 28 February 2022. This intriguing and provocative presentation of 60 diverse works from 40 young artists – all of whom are under the age of 40 – will …

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Luxury Is Home-Grown This Heritage Month

September is a month of celebration in South Africa. We return to roots, we gather, and we celebrate that which makes us quintessentially South African.  South Africa’s heritage is deeply rooted in its distinctiveness. While it is rare for a country to have both a diverse cultural and natural heritage, we find ourselves blessed with …

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Strauss & Co Breaks SA Wine Record With 1821 Grand Constance Just Shy Of R1m

574 years of South African wine icons under the hammer with Strauss & Co Multiple records were smashed on the 14 September Strauss & Co Virtual Live Auction that featured 5 iconic single bottle lots of South African wines as part of the combined art and wine Impression / Expression catalogue. The marquee lot and …

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Increased Air Pollution Poses Health Risks

Air pollution in the Highveld is a pressing issue. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently launched an investigation into the elevated levels of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide in Mpumalanga and Gauteng. In addition, environmental group groundWork is currently suing the Government, arguing that the poor ambient air quality in the Highveld is a violation of the …

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New Research Shows How Young Kenyan Entrepreneurs Make Digital Platforms Work For Them

Report from Caribou Digital, Qhala, and Mastercard Foundation finds that young Kenyans succeed using digital platforms with innovative methods during Covid-19. Researchers interviewed 74 young entrepreneurs and workers in logistics, farming, e-commerce, music and art all seeing innovative new practices. This comes as up to 1.7 million Kenyans lost their jobs during the first wave …

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Dynamic Heritage Month Festival Presented By Cultivate Celebrates A Diversity Of Natural History, Arts And Culture, Music And Wine

This September will come alive with an impactful programme of heritage events, talks and live performances leading up to South Africa’s National Heritage Day on 24 September 2021. Presented by Cultivate at its newly opened marketplace in Salt River, Cape Town, the festival will run from 8-30 September 2021. The programme will highlight natural history, …

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Meet Africa’s Top Fashion Influencers

Africa is emerging as a powerful marketplace for fashion, and Western brands are clamoring for a foothold. Gone are the days when Western designs and marketing were simply imposed upon the continent with brands now scrambling to tailor their designs and messaging to African consumers. A critical way many are finding to gain legitimacy is …

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How Our Lives are Influenced by Animals #AnimalsDoWhat

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has recently launched a global campaign to bring awareness to how almost every aspect of our lives is influenced by animals – in all sizes, shapes, and forms. And it is more than just our domestic dogs and cats – woodpeckers, desert spiders, porcupines, sharks, snails, bats, butterflies, bees, …

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