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Ground-breaking research a game-changer for the pincushion industry

The overseas flower market pays a premium for straight, long-stemmed pincushion proteas with no insects or signs of disease but delivering such flowers is...

Cell phone tech improves human-lion co-existence

While conservationists work to protect the last free-roaming lions of Africa, rural communities living in areas where these lions exist continue to fear for...

UP Veterinary Science course ranked 43rd in World Uni rankings

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Veterinary Science course has been ranked 43rd globally in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings for 2019. UP...

Medicinal plant research at ARC

Medicinal plants have been identified and used throughout human history. These plants can synthesise a wide variety of chemical compounds with different biological functions,...

Study explores the bitter taste of honeybush tea

What makes some cups of honeybush tea taste bitter and others not? This is the topic explored by Lara Alexander as part of her PhD...

Dragonfly study provides tool to determine freshwater health in Africa

Planners and conservationists now have access to a new tool that uses dragonflies as indicators of the health of freshwater systems in Africa. ​ This...

Study sheds light on consumer attitudes towards sparkling wine

A growing number of South Africa’s Millennials or Generation Y consumers have started to consider sparkling wine their alcoholic beverage of choice. Lees dit in...

Zambezi Valley may soon be too hot for tsetse flies

A new study, based on 27 years of data from Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, suggests that temperature increases over the last three...

White rhinos communicate through their ablution habits

A study by a University of Pretoria researcher into the ablution habits of white rhinos in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, has revealed...

What is weighing down the global farm tyre market?

The broader sluggishness in the farm equipment market continues to influence farm tyre sales globally. However, opportunities exist as global sales are likely to...