Science and Technology

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Sam Basch

Around the Cape

Sam J Basch

It took a huge container ship stuck in the Suez Canal last month to focus the mind on the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope. This historic route between west and east was opened by Portuguese mariners Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama more than 500 years ago. In 1988 a similar voyage was recreated in commemoration of that maritime feat.

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Environment
Andrea Abbott

In Praise of Insects

The decline in insect populations throughout the world is a catastrophe we humans ignore at our peril. Far from being pests, insects carry the health of the planet on their tiny shoulders.

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Gouda Wind Power facility
Business
Safrea Contributor

Renewable energy: A rising star

Renewable energy (RE) in South Africa is a complex issue with many roleplayers, complicated by confusing acronyms. Gareth Griffiths investigates. Back in the 90’s, when

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