Animals

Outrage over slow pace of upgrades to Pretoria zoo

SANBI says it is “balancing” visitors’ experience with its ongoing upgrades since taking over the facility in 2018

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News | 12 January 2024

Animal clinic staff beaten and robbed at gunpoint

Mdzananda staff were busy building a fence for Khayelitsha residents who wanted to adopt a dog

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Brief | 13 October 2023

Khayelitsha animal clinic celebrates birthday with lively dog show

Non-profit Mdzananda Animal Clinic turned 27 this weekend

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News | 9 October 2023

Animal welfare organisations celebrate resumption of Lottery funding

The National Lotteries Commission had withdrawn funding for animal welfare in 2022/23

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News | 29 May 2023

Video: Snake handler has caught twice as many snakes this season. He explains why

Dry weather and habitat loss in the Western Cape are possibly making human encounters with these beautiful creatures more common

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Video | 15 December 2022

Spread of swine fever blamed on poor farming

This infectious disease has hit the pockets of many families in Nelson Mandela Bay who rely on pigs to generate an income

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News | 1 December 2022

No Lottery funds for animal welfare next year

A “tough decision” says National Lotteries Commission

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News | 5 October 2022

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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News | 17 November 2021

How horses give hope to Atlantis youth

Horse Pals rescues horses — and people

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Video | 11 November 2021

Where there’s a wool there’s a way: Dolly the sheep bleats the odds

Meet Dolly, the sheep with a prosthetic leg, and her friends.

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Video | 30 September 2021

Environment group goes to court to block wetland road project

Endangered Cape toad at centre of dispute as government approves ‘crucial’ new Noordhoek road link

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News | 7 April 2021

Dog walker “finds joy” with furry pets amid lockdown blues

One dog walker says he often walks about 25 dogs per day

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Brief | 22 January 2021

Adopt a Pet shelter in Philippi to close after 17 years

Death of founder and funder spells closure for well-known shelter

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Brief | 13 January 2021

PE horse grooms’ hearing delayed by seven days

CCMA to make a decision on a technical point of law to be argued in the case

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Brief | 16 October 2020

Grooms and stable owners head to CCMA

The struggling racing industry is beset with labour conflict

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News | 14 October 2020

“They stabbed and stoned my horses” says Fairview stable owner

Dippin Blu Horse Racing considers legal action against its former workers after protest

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News | 18 September 2020