• South Africa moves to unlock 'blue economy'

    South Africa moves to unlock 'blue economy'

    Teams of representatives from the government, business, labour, civil society and academia have begun working on plans to unlock the economic potential of South Africa's oceans, in the first activation of a new initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, that was launched by President Jacob Zuma on the weekend.

  • Mandela Day: 'thank you' to all who took part

    Mandela Day: 'thank you' to all who took part

    While the government thanked those South Africans who dedicated 67 minutes of their time to cleaning up their surroundings on Friday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation thanked all those from around the world who turned out in support of the first Mandela Day since Mandela's passing.

  • Ramaphosa spreads Madiba cheer at hospital

    Ramaphosa spreads Madiba cheer at hospital

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa rolled up his sleeves on Friday to paint one of the rooms of the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital in North West province, before leading a clean-up campaign at two local taxi ranks in the Mahikeng CBD.

  • Forgiveness is offender's Mandela Day wish

    Forgiveness is offender's Mandela Day wish

    Thirty-year-old Sibusiso Bhengu, an offender serving his sentence at Leeuwkop Correctional Centre in Johannesburg, says he is glad he had an opportunity to interact with the outside world on Mandela Day.

  • Star South African fast bowler Dale Steyn

    Proteas in excellent test win over Sri Lanka

    Hashim Amla began his career as South Africa's test captain on a high note when he led the Proteas to a 153-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first test in Galle on Sunday. Bowler Dale Steyn received the man of the match award after finishing with overall figures of 9 for 99.

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    Sharks win, face Crusaders in Super Rugby semis

    The Sharks will continue to fly the South African flag in the Super Rugby playoffs after they qualified for the semi-finals following a hard-fought 31-27 victory over the Highlanders in Durban on Saturday evening.

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