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2006-08-01 08:23:51

By Anton Ferreira CLANWILLIAM, South Africa (Reuters) - Rock cliffs loom high above the wingtips of the two-seater plane as it banks sharply through the winding course of a narrow ravine in South Africa's rugged Cederberg mountains. Pilot Johan Ferreira is in his element -- he has found a way to combine his love for flying with a passion for nature by helping to track the elusive leopards that roam the mountain wilderness some 150 miles north of Cape Town. Ferreira is a member of...

2006-04-03 20:15:00

By Anton Ferreira CLANWILLIAM, South Africa (Reuters) - The normally tranquil country roads of South Africa's Cederberg district are resounding to the rumble of trucks packed to overflowing with bales of reedy herbs. It's harvest time for rooibos, a health tea that is winning fans from Berlin to Tokyo. South African suppliers say the tea, grown nowhere else, is poised for a dramatic expansion in the U.S. market following their victory in a trademark dispute in American courts last year. The...

2006-01-20 08:05:00

By Anton Ferreira ALGERIA, South Africa -- Using old-fashioned sheep dogs and high-tech collars, conservationists in South Africa's Cederberg mountains are trying to make peace between livestock farmers and the region's last leopards. They hope that by focusing attention on the plight of leopards in the Cederberg, which lies inland from South Africa's west coast, about 120 miles north of Cape Town, they can help to preserve the diversity of plant and animal species in the wider ecosystem....


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