• The Droogfontein solar power plant

    South Africa set to become global leader of green energy

    Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to expand South Africa's renewable energy sector by adding another 6 300MW of wind and solar power to the 5 243MW the government programme already buys from the private sector.

  • Thousands march for peace in Durban

    South Africans took to Durban's streets on Thursday to call for calm and an end to the attacks on foreign nationals, which have claimed five lives and displaced hundreds of others in KwaZulu-Natal over the past two weeks. #WeAreAfrica #StopXenophobia

  • Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks

    President Jacob Zuma has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg, calling for calm. "We cannot accept that when there are challenges we then use violence particularly to our brothers and sisters from the continent," he said in an interview with SABC on Wednesday night.

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    Take a five-minute holiday to South Africa

    In just five minutes over a pint in London, you can go on an adventure in South Africa. Using Oculus Rift technology, South African Tourism is taking over selected bars in Great Britain, with a virtual reality experience that will have you shark cage-diving and abseiling down Table Mountain.

  • Scientific research and development in South Africa

    South Africa and US collaborate on medical research

    Medical research grants worth $8-million in first-year funding have been awarded by the National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council. They will target research into HIV and Aids, TB and cancers at eight South African institutions.

  • Zuma: new university shows SA's commitment to education

    The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University will provide an excellent opportunity for the development of a new generation of health professionals, President Jacob Zuma said at the official opening of South Africa's newest university on Wednesday.

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Hoops 4 Hope scores a win for youth

chiladiddo---thumbYoung people at risk in townships and in poor rural villages are finding a way to grow into more well-rounded adults through Hoops 4 Hope. Using sport, it develops physical health and emotional and mental well-being for about 10 000 children a year.

Chilli adds spice to subsistence farmers

chiladiddo---thumbCousins Leeko Nkala and Mmabatho Morudi make chilli sauce. But it does not stop there. They source their ingredients from local farmers, who are also given a guaranteed market for their products. A fund from sales revenue helps the farmers to expand their businesses too.

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