South Africa.

How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone Forever?

Claire Bass | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Claire Bass

Elephants face a major poaching crisis, and their populations are falling dramatically across the African continent, with an astonishing 61% decline in the last three decades. Between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory every year in Africa, that's around 100 African elephants killed every day, or one elephant gunned down every 15 minutes.

Sexual Harassment in South Africa

Johanna Higgs | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

South Africa is no stranger to the problem of sexual harassment. And not just in the military. It happens in the streets and it happens in the workplace. Men leer aggressively as women walk down the street and do so with a sense of arrogance and entitlement.

Palestine: An Ever-Shrinking Map!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Last week, I was invited to deliver a talk in Germany at the annual Synod of the European Diocese of the Church of England. The organisers offered me ninety generous minutes to cover the whole MENA and Gulf regions.

More Protection Proposed for Some of the Planet's Key Species - But Will It Be Enough?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's been a busy few weeks for wildlife globally! At the very end of April, Kenya made a statement to the world that there was only one place for ivor...

A Death on the Wild Coast: Murder and Mining in South Africa

Charlotte Allan | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Charlotte Allan

Global days of activism, such as today, therefore highlight the power of those who do have such facilities, in helping intimidated communities such as Xolobeni's in spreading the message of activism for them.

Beats Without Borders

Liza Bel | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Liza Bel

I've recently started imagining the world where Donald Trump wins the American elections, Brexit turns into reality and our society becomes even more ...

You Pay Your Tax, I'll Pay Mine

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Loren Treisman

Africa is always a loser in this global gluttony. Last year, an esteemed report released by the African Union's High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows, revealed that an estimated $60.3 billion was illicitly channelled out of the continent between 2003 and 2012, roughly one a half times the total donated in overseas aid during the same period.

Baobab Ecology: Jumpstart for Giants

Heike Pander | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Heike Pander

Giant Baobab, photograph: Heike Pander Even the largest giant tree starts from a little seed: it is about one centimeter long, reddish brown and come...

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not even close.

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

In this global digital age, initiatives which give youth a chance to express their views and shape their futures are needed more than ever. Technology can help this information spread further and faster.

When Treatment Is Not Enough: What Can HIV Teach Us About the Importance of Treating Mind and Body in the Quest of Support Children With Healthcare Needs?

Sharon Jackson | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK
Sharon Jackson

This central lesson, that children's mental health doesn't take care of itself, is bigger than just HIV. High quality emotional support for children needs to be available to all and as routine as vaccinations. We simply cannot expect children to cope alone.

Imagine Life Without Rain

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

We'd like to do a lot more to beat this crisis but we also want to stop future generations being devastated by drought. Around 70% of Africa's people depend on smallholder agriculture for a living and they produce the bulk of the continent's food. We have to find a way to help them survive major crisis - come rain or shine.

Marathon Man

Eddie Izzard | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Izzard

So the plan on paper is a simple one. Complete a marathon every day for 27 days across South Africa. Unfortunately when you step off the paper and onto the concrete, gravel and rocky roads there's a little more to it. Those with a good memory amongst you may recall that I tried something similar about four years ago and was forced to stop by a Doctor who told me that I'd die if I didn't. Now I'm back and trying it again.

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.

Fewer Rhinos Were Poached Last Year, But Should We Be Celebrating?

Rob Brandford | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Official figures released in South Africa have shown a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached in 2015. In the first decline since 2007, offic...

Rhino Species At 'Tipping Point', Thanks To Latest Court Ruling

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

South Africa's high court has upheld a decision to legalise domestic sales of rhino horn, signalling the "tipping point" towards extinction for the sp...

Bricking It: Why South Africa's Politics Matters in Global Capital Markets

Lucy James | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy James

Rewind about five years, and you couldn't escape the proclamations that a new financial and political order was about to be set by a group of promisin...

Apartheid Ideas Highlighted in Social Media

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Zenobia Ismail [2013] is doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Schol...

This Woman Live-Blogged Her Rape Ordeal To 27,000 People

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

Warning: this story contains details some people may find disturbing A woman has live-blogged her alleged rape ordeal on Instagram, minutes after s...

How to Join The Hunt and Plan a Family Safari

William Gray | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
William Gray

If watching David Attenborough's The Hunt on BBC has inspired your children, why not consider taking them on a family safari next year? Although Africa has its fair share of challenges when it comes to travel, it also has several destinations that are ideal for families. Our twins were just four when we first took them to South Africa.

Prince Harry Falls From Horse Twice In Polo Match

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK

Prince Harry has had a dramatic fall from his polo pony as he played in a South African fundraising match - then lost his seating a second time as the...

Undercarriage Collapses As British Airways Plane Crash Lands In South Africa

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

The undercarriage on a British Airways plane has collapsed after a crash landing at Johnannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. Pictures from t...

Newlyweds Drown On Honeymoon Days After 'Best Day Ever' Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK

Newlyweds who tragically drowned on their South African honeymoon had described their wedding six days before as the "best day ever". John Rodgers,...

White Students Stood In The Path Of Police Tear Gas To Protect Black Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Onlookers at a tuition fee protest in South Africa were almost moved to tears after white students formed a human shield around black demonstrators to...

A Life Dedicated to Fostering Sustainability Leadership

Polly Courtice | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Polly Courtice

2015 is a year that I dearly hope will be remembered as a turning point in our determination to assure the long-term health, wealth and security of pe...

Rhino Poaching Documentary Shows The True Extent Of The Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

A surge in demand for rhinoceros horn and pangolin scales across East Asia has led to an "epidemic" level of poaching in South Africa. As the numb...