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2008-02-05 12:50:00

Federal research minister aboard the research icebreaker Polarstern

2007-11-07 09:00:34

Eight rescued after boat sinks in Cape Town JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Eight people, three of them foreigners, were rescued after their chartered boat sank 400 meters off Clifton beach in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon.

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2006-09-14 22:30:00

A South African shark-spotting program to warn surfers and swimmers about the approach of great whites is to be expanded, environmentalists said Thursday, though they added the sharks have more to fear than humans.

2006-09-05 05:38:56

By Tom Miles CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met South African leader Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday at the start of a visit intended to forge closer ties between the mineral and diamond superpowers.

2006-09-05 03:23:07

By Tom Miles CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in South Africa on Tuesday, starting a historic two-day visit on Tuesday which will see Russia stepping up investment in the country.

2006-09-05 02:18:26

By Tom Miles CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in South Africa on Tuesday, starting a historic two-day visit on Tuesday which will see Russia stepping up investment in the country.

2006-08-24 09:06:50

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - AIDS activists launched protests on Thursday demanding the dismissal of South Africa's health minister as a new study said the country faced close to 9 million new HIV cases by 2025 if the crisis was not contained.

2006-08-24 04:31:00

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - AIDS activists launched protests on Thursday demanding the dismissal of South Africa's health minister as a new study said the country faced as many as 9 million new HIV cases by 2025 if the crisis is not contained.

2006-08-22 12:40:19

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Zackie Achmat, one of South Africa's top AIDS activists, appeared in court on Tuesday on trespassing charges after leading a protest against government policies to fight the disease.

2006-08-14 03:04:40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African lifeguard had his foot bitten "clean off" when a shark attacked him during a training exercise off a beach near Cape Town, officials said.


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2014-10-13 13:16:46

Leucadendron argenteum is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Silver tree or the Silver leaf tree. L. argenteum belongs to the Proteaceae family. Its only naturally occurring growth can be found in South Africa, specifically in the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town. The species is currently endangered and is protected in South Africa. The L. argenteum species grows upright and typically grows between 16 and 22 feet tall. The tree has been known to reach even 52...

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whirret
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