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19 October 2006Mapungubwe tuskers grow

By KIM HELFRICHELEPHANT numbers in South Africa's most northerly national park Mapungubwe, while nowhere near the almost 13 000 in Kruger, are climbing steadily.This is ascribed to movement of the con

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4 October 2006Sable antelope back

The four sable antelope that were released in the Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo at the beginning of June are adapting well, says Dr Hamish Currie of Back to Africa. The organisation imported 10

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27 September 2006Coast-to-coast parks plan for 2010 tourisis

TRAVELLING from coast to coast in national and transfrontier parks is what visitors to South Africa for the 2010 soccer World Cup can look forward to.This tourist plan was announced by environmental a

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22 September 2006Park pleasure

THE GOVERNMENT has invested R395 million into the infrastructural development of the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the lead-up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup.According to Environmental Affairs and Tour

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20 September 2006Money pours into tourism

RECOGNISING Mozambique as an emerging serious contender in the global tourism sector, local and overseas investors are directing funds at several tourism projects throughout the country.The Mozambican

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20 September 2006New SA route for Namibian tourists

The government plans to develop an additional access route for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between South Africa and Namibia ahead of the 2010 Worid Cup.Yesterday, Tourism Minister Marthinus van S

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6 September 2006Zimbabwe Tourism works on cross-border initiatives

THE ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority is working closely with neighbouring countries such as South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique to develop its transfrontier parks in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup.Among

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4 September 2006Peace be to the elephants

The Star EditorialTransfrontier parks are beginning to change the map of southern Africa. Even President Thabo Mbeki seems increasingly to see them as a way not only of serving nature by giving animal

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23 August 2006A bridge to a better life

WHILE many residents of the rural area surrounding the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park say they have not derived the anticipated benefits associated with tourism, the Minister for Environmental Affairs

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23 August 2006Going Wild!

FOR THE first time in a century, cheetahs are roaming in one of our World Heritage Sites!Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk released two of four cheetahs into the Umkhuze section of the Grea

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