SA’s wildlife cryptotrade

The South African-based marketplace for online wildlife trade is Africa’s largest. Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism found out where this cryptotrade is taking place A...

Why rhinos shiver and shake

Understanding and dealing with tremors during veterinary treatment is essential to securing the species, reports Louise de Bruin The reality of rhino poaching has...

Professor Leith Meyer: ‘We have to do these tests now while we still have many rhinos because if they do get to the stage where they become critically endangered, we may have a very serious problem.’ Photo © workingwithrhinos.org

When towns run dry

With no water in the taps and bone-dry dams, residents of small towns in the Northern Cape get by on a wing and prayer....

The Calvinia Water Treatment Centre tests and treats the town’s drinking water, now coming solely from borehole water. Photo © Oxpeckers/Johnny Miller