The Best of John Robbie

Kenya prepares to burn 106 tons of ivory and rhino horn.


Wednesday started stacking 105 tons of ivory and 1 ton of rhino horns to make 12 towers which are to be torched at the end of the month to encourage global efforts to help stop poaching of elephant and rhino. Under a grey sky and amid mud from rains the night before, media and conservationists gathered to witness the unloading of 11 shipping containers full of ivory transported from stockpiles around Kenya. Workers carried the tusks through the mud onto around 12 metal structures built specifically for burning the ivory and other confiscated endangered materials such as the skins of colobus monkeys, rhino horn, and wood from African sandalwood trees.

City of Joburg on Jozi@Work contractual issues

City of Joburg on Jozi@Work contractual issues

6 January 2017 11:04 AM

Post Office responds to outrage over changes at Joburg International Mail Centre

Post Office responds to outrage over changes at Joburg International Mail Centre

6 January 2017 11:02 AM

Matric maths results are mediocre

Matric maths results are mediocre

5 January 2017 9:29 AM

Group copying allegations ahead of 2017 matric results

Group copying allegations ahead of 2017 matric results

4 January 2017 9:58 AM

ANC not chuffed with Msimanga's visit to Taipei

ANC not chuffed with Msimanga's visit to Taipei

3 January 2017 8:13 AM

The A list

The A list

30 December 2016 10:19 AM

Reflections on sterling IEB matric results

Reflections on sterling IEB matric results

30 December 2016 10:07 AM

Prank calls to Gauteng 10111

Prank calls to Gauteng 10111

30 December 2016 8:21 AM

The state of SA’s water levels

The state of SA’s water levels

29 December 2016 10:29 AM

Bottle2Build tackles SA's shortage of classrooms

Bottle2Build tackles SA's shortage of classrooms

29 December 2016 9:11 AM