Rhino Poaching – Africa’s Filthy Secret & Why It Must Be Stopped

rhino poaching - a victim
This must be stopped!

Africa has a secret… a filthy secret, that is in fact not so secret at all… rhino poaching!

  • In 1970 there were 70,000 rhinos in Africa.
  • Currently, there are fewer than 30,000 rhinos left.
  • That decline is largely due to rhino poaching.
  • In 2013 alone, more than 1,000 rhinos were killed by poachers!

Rhinos are magnificent animals that have inhabited our planet for about 50 million years. Now, humans are threatening to wipe them out.

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Austin Urgent Care Facilities That Will Save You Money

Medical: Austin urgent care clinics

Medical costs in the US are outrageous! We’ve discussed this earlier. According to CNBC and many others, medical bills are the #1 cause of personal bankruptcies in the US!

Emergency Rooms can be some of the worst culprits when it comes to outrageous costs. They will charge $1 for a single ibuprofen tablet, while you can buy a bottle of 500 tablets at Costco for $5.

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Medical Costs In The US: Outrageous Or Justifiable?

medical costsMedical costs in the US are high! Anybody who has recently made a trip to the ER, been hospitalized, or even had some routine medical tests done, will agree.

The question is, are high US medical costs simply out of control or are they justifiable?

A friend who recently visited us from South Africa (i.e. no US health insurance) got sick on a Saturday evening. All of the symptoms pointed to the possibility of meningitis.

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The Expat-Hater: A New Brand of South African

As a regular reader of the South African news website, News24, I have become aware of a new type of “conflict” that now exists among South Africans… as if life’s day-to-day challenges aren’t enough to keep everyone busy.

The conflict I am talking about is between South African expats and non-expats in the MyNews24 (letters) section of News24. And at times, it gets downright nasty!

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Julius Malema – Is He South Africa’s Future?

julius malemaYou know who Julius Malema is, right? If you haven’t been in South Africa for a while, and you don’t really follow the news there, you might not know.

So let me tell you…

He’s the fellow on the right. He is also the controversial leader of the ANC Youth League, with a love for radical statements and threatening anyone he does not agree with.

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Making Boerewors

One of the first things that many South Africans look for when arriving in a new country, is boerewors. The problem is that, except for one exception that I know of, boerewors isn’t for sale at the local meat market.

To help those who have no choice but to make their own boerewors, I want to dedicate an article to that honored tradition.

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Staying In Touch With Us

There is so much going on in all of our lives every day that it becomes tough to keep up with everything. Keeping up with the activities of other people or groups that you are interested in, just adds to it all.

Instead of you having to keep up with what others are doing, wouldn’t it be so much easier if the others simply kept you informed about what’s going on in their world? 🙂

Let’s take a look at all the different methods that we (South Africans in Austin) use to keep people informed. Once you know, you can pick the method(s) you prefer and let us do the work.

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Hello World!

Welcome to SA-Austin.com – The Blog! This article will get you started and tell you what to expect from this blog! Happy Reading!