• Richard Murray

    Team SA's Commonwealth Games medal hunt begins

    South Africa begins its medals hunt at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray the country's first serious medal contender in the individual triathlon taking place at Strathcylde Park in the afternoon.

  • Major shake-up for SA's health system

    South Africa's 2030 plan to 'turn the tide on Aids'

    South Africa is set to make major increases in the scale of an already massive HIV/Aids treatment and prevention programme as the country pushes to meet ambitious new targets for turning the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030.

  • Govt moves on social service delivery

    South Africa considers compulsory pre-schooling

    The government plans to conduct a review of the relevent legislation that could make it compulsory for all South African children to receive at least two years of pre-school education, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

  • MTN leads South African top brands list

    MTN leads South African top brands list

    Telecommunications giant MTN has been named the country's most valuable brand for the second year running in Brand Finance's South Africa Top 50 list, followed by petrochemicals company Sasol, telecoms rival Vodacom, Standard Bank and Absa.

  • R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

    R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

    Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.

  • The Venetia open pit mine in South Africa's Limpopo province

    De Beers awards first contract for R20bn mine expansion

    Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers' R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.

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Brand Finance Africa chairman Thebe Ikalafeng on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, whose total brand value grew by 18% to over R340-billion this year. The list is headed by MTN, Sasol, Vodacom, Standard Bank and Absa.

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The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught us not to let our circumstances stop us from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, is to become the first black astronaut.

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Breakthrough experimental work by University of KwaZulu-Natal scientist Sandile Ngcobo as part of his PhD research has led to the development of a world-first digital laser set to open up revolutionary new technologies.

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