The new Palaeosciences Centre of Excellence at Wits University will focus on increasing palaeontological research and making South Africa's relatively unresearched fossil heritage more accessible to the public.
• Fossils tell the mammal story
He survived internment in a Nazi prison camp, escape, recapture, and the advancing Soviet army. Les Brodrick, the last South African to make the legendary Great Escape of the Second World War, has died peacefully at 91.
• SAAF: working in war and peace
South Africa’s well-known Platter’s Guide, South Africa’s oldest and best-selling wine guide, is set to reach new heights – the best-selling 33-year-old wine guide is now part of the Diners Club stable of wine offerings.
• SA’s wine tourism best in the world
What to do to save the dwindling rhino population from the relentless and brutal assault by poachers? Already more than 200 South African rhinos have been killed this year, but Sabi Sand is pioneering a potential solution.
• Using technology to fight poaching