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World 21 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

S.Africa, Vietnam set to ink deal to curb rhino horn trade

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa and Vietnam are set to sign a landmark deal to help stem rhino poaching and the illicit trade in rhino horns, activists and a government official said Monday.

World 07 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

South Africa charges Congo rebels with planning coup

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Nineteen Congolese rebels, including a naturalised U.S. citizen, were charged in a South African court on Thursday with plotting a coup against the government in Kinshasa which they planned to finance, if successful, through mineral concessions.

World 07 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

South Africa charges Congo rebels with planning coup

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Nineteen Congolese rebels, including a naturalised U.S. citizen, were charged in a South African court on Thursday with plotting a coup against the government in Kinshasa which they planned to finance, if successful, through mineral concessions.

Environment 06 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Drones to deter poachers

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being deployed to stem the killing of rhinos in Africa.

World 01 Nov 2014 | 5:45 PM

South Africa nabs two Vietnamese men with 41kg of rhino horn

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African authorities have arrested two Vietnamese men in possession of 41 kg of rhino horn, the largest haul nabbed in the country battling to stave off poaching of its dwindling stock of the wild animals.

Environment 28 Jul 2015 | 1:37 PM

South Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa: Barking and snarling in his cage, “Killer” -- South Africa’s most successful poacher-catching canine -- looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters who slaughter rhinos for their horns.

Environment 03 Sep 2015 | 1:25 PM

South Africa jails Mozambican rhino poachers

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa has jailed two Mozambicans for 11 years for rhino poaching, police said Wednesday, as latest tallies revealed slaughter of the iconic animals climbing to a new high.

World 26 Nov 2015 | 6:15 PM

S.African judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

PRETORIA, Nov 26, 2015 (AFP) - A South African judge on Thursday lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

AseanPlus News 25 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

N. Korean diplomat expelled over rhino horns

JOHANNESBURG: A North Korean diplomat has been expelled from South Africa for alleged illegal trading in rhino horns, a South African foreign ministry spokesman said.

World 04 Apr 2016 | 8:25 PM

A species' fate and $2 billion at stake as South Africa mulls rhino horn trade

KLERKSDORP, South Africa - South Africa will decide this month whether to push to end a global ban on buying and selling rhino horn, a move that could unlock a $2 billion (1.40 billion pound) bonanza and determine the fate of a critically endangered species.