President Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to welcome the thousands of delegates to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference – and to wear green on Friday 18 November to show their support for the event.
• COP17: what's possible and what's not
The rhino poaching industry, which has reached critical levels in recent months, may soon be dealt a blow with the development of a non-lethal drug that, when injected into horns, induces unpleasant effects, such as convulsions, in humans who consume it.
• Wildlife poachers to be taken down
Cape Town is the first-ever African host of the 14th annual International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance (IGPA) Conference, which takes place at that city's Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1-3 November 2011.
• Price of ARVs slashed