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    Africa's miners gather in Cape Town

    Africa's largest mining companies and most influential industry chief executives will be in Cape Town for the Investing in African Mining Indaba. For the past two decades, the conference – in its 21st year this year – has been the top spot for deal-making in African mining.

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    Women top the agenda at AU summit

    The empowerment of women and an end to child marriage is the overriding theme of the African Union summit, where South Africa is also placing emphasis on championing infrastructure development on the continent. Both are key targets in Africa's Agenda 2063.

  • Machel, Blair head to SA for Mining Indaba

    Graça Machel and Tony Blair are the keynote speakers at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, now in its 20th year. As head of the Foundation for Community Development, Machel leads the sustainable development sessions. A host of other global mining leaders and economists are scheduled to speak.

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    Home Affairs issues more than 1m smart ID cards

    By replacing outdated systems with new and secure technologies, the Department of Home Affairs is confident it will reach its target of issuing smart ID cards to 1.6-million citizens by the end of the 2014/15 financial year.

  • Can power ships ease SA's energy woes?

    Floating power stations – ships that are either anchored offshore or moored at quayside and transmit power through undersea cables – are proving to be a quick-fix to electricity supply problems around the world.

  • Cape Town has world's second best beaches

    National Geographic Travel magazine has named South Africa's "capital of cool" in second place on its latest list of the top 10 best beach cities in the world. Cape Town pips sweet spots such as Honolulu, Miami and Rio on the list.

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Gogo takes her friends on holidays

Gogo-On-Tour---ThumbThoko Matjokane had planned to go on vacation with her siblings, but they died before they went away. Undeterred, the pensioner took the trip. She was so pleased that on her return, she set about founding Gogo on Tour, an initiative to take elderly people on holiday, many for the first time.

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Gangsters thumbThree childhood friends are disproving allure of the gangster lifestyle with the hope that a new generation of Western Cape kids will buils better lives.

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