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    Durban's 2022 Games bid highlighted in Glasgow

    South African delegates, led by Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula, made an impassioned plea for Durban to be named host of the 2022 Games at the Commonwealth Games Federation's general assembly in Glasgow on Monday.

  • Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

    Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

    South Africa's Durban International Film Festival initiated a world first on Monday as it began broadcasting a full week of African documentary films to television audiences across sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Workers at Harmony Gold Mine in Welkom, Free State province

    South Africa looks into national minimum wage

    The Department of Labour is set to launch a major investigation into the possibility of introducing of a national minimum wage in order to bring down levels of inequality in the country, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

  • Fruit packing at Bavaria farm in Hoedspruit, Limpopo province

    South Africa to benefit from EU trade pact

    Improved market access for South African exports of wine, sugar, ethanol and some fruit products are among the benefits set to flow from the trade deal recently concluded between the European Union and seven southern African countries, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

  • 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.

  • Mick Fanning

    World champ Fanning wins J-Bay Open

    Reigning ASP world champion, Mick Fanning of Australia, took a giant step towards a fourth world title when he defeated compatriot Joel Parkinson in the final of the J-Bay Open in sensational waves in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa on the weekend.

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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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