These snakes vary dramatically in colour, with hatchlings and juveniles, being grey in colour with massive emerald green eyes.
The reptile appears to have been looking for a quiet area away from people.
In a letter to the Betty’s Bay Baboon Action Group he said he ‘fully supports’ the efforts of the group to allow the baboons to ‘continue to roam free’.
The Presidency has denied the allegations, saying neither Ramaphosa nor Phala Phala Wildlife had a stake in the trophy hunting industry or in Tsala Hunting Safaris.
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has already issued an apology and the agriculture minister resigned on Wednesday, but the plan is still to complete the cull of the nation’s entire mink stock.
‘The group recorded conversations in which Ramaphosa’s staff members admit that he shares equally in the profits from all hunts conducted through Tsala and spoke of the importance of concealing his involvement,’ alleged Peta.

Environment Decision made to put down Riff Raff, the ‘problem’ elephant 

For the past three years, HSI-Africa committed to protecting the 45-year-old elephant bull, who lived in Limpopo.

Environment KZN dam levels rise slightly, residents urged to use water sparingly

Dam levels increased to 52.7% this week from 52.0% last week.

Environment New plan to combat Hennops pollution

The initiation of the strategic plan was reportedly abandoned when the Tshwane metro was placed under administration in March.

Environment ‘No warning systems in place for earthquakes,’ says Council for Geoscience

A tremor occurred 60km off the Cape Town coastline, according to preliminary data recorded by the Council for Geoscience.

Environment ‘No cause for panic,’ Council for Geoscience says after 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Cape Town

Residents have taken to social media to share their experience of the incident. 

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Karoo locust plague adds to farmers’ woes

Environment Karoo locust plague adds to farmers’ woes

Luchen said brown locusts posed a threat to maize and barley crops.

Environment Global warming to continue no matter what we do – study

Using a stripped-down climate model, Randers and colleague Ulrich Goluke projected changes out to the year 2500 under two scenarios: the instant cessation of emissions, and the gradual reduction of planet warming gases to zero by 2100.

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Dumped PPE still surfacing in Hennops River

Environment Dumped PPE still surfacing in Hennops River

She said tossing such a large quantity of these items into the river had a huge environmental impact.

Environment Kataza the baboon returns to his native troop on Slangkop

He was released in the Blackhill mountain area, between Glencairn and Ocean View, about one kilometre from his native troop.

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Kitty-cam chaos: Activists, researchers at odds over Carte Blanche episode 

Environment Kitty-cam chaos: Activists, researchers at odds over Carte Blanche episode 

Cat welfare activists and the study’s researchers want the same thing – responsible cat ownership and solutions on protecting wildlife. But the two parties are at loggerheads after the episode aired.

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Why is Sasol ignoring climate risk resolutions?

Environment Why is Sasol ignoring climate risk resolutions?

For the third year in a row, Sasol has refused to table climate change-related resolutions. 

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Mantashe’s new nuclear plan ‘passes the buck’ to future generations, won’t help current crisis

Environment Mantashe’s new nuclear plan ‘passes the buck’ to future generations, won’t help current crisis

Nowhere in the IRP for 2019/20 does it state that a new nuclear project will take place. Making way for 2,500 MW of nuclear power is ‘the wrong decision, and high risk.’ 

Business News Renewable energy in SA – a young and diverse sector

The renewable energy (RE) sector in South Africa is fragmented, with industry structures that are relatively immature.

Environment Umbilo River oil spill report reveals dire water quality

‘It took a catastrophic event like this disastrous Transnet pipeline crude oil spill to bring to light the state of the dying Umbilo River system.’




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