7 Things you should know about SA’s biosphere reserves

Although most South Africans are sure to have heard the term ‘biosphere reserve’ before, very few are aware of what it actually means, let alone the profoundly positive influence these internationally recognised, UNESCO-approved pockets of land could have on our country’s ecological and socio-economic landscape. I recently had the privilege of

Sangoma gets 425 years in prison for raping initiates

A sangoma convicted of raping 17 girls at his initiation school in Mpumalanga has been handed 17 life sentences for rape - an effective 425 years in prison. Additionally, he has been sentenced to five years each on three counts of sexual violation. Johan Jabulani Mlombo, 50, was sentenced when he appeared