More than 70 remarkable trees and groups of trees have been declared Champion trees of the nation, and are protected by law. A team of international tree climbers is now in the country to climb about 20 of these leafy giants.
• Adopt a tree in Africa
Formal music training and classical music was at one time in South Africa viewed as the domain of the elite, but in recent years a number of organisations have worked to tap into the wealth of musical talent in South African communities. Acosa is one of them.
• SA youth orchestra set to wow Europe