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    Cape Town readies for nu world music

    The venerable old Cape Town City Hall will dazzle again over Nelson Mandela International Day weekend, when it throws open its doors to the Cape Town Nu World Festival. Besides music, there will be workshops and talks led by the participating artists, as well as fringe events.

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    South African arts fest celebrates women

    This year's National Arts Festival features more women in an effort to amplify female voices in the performing and visual arts. The programme offers everything from musicians to hard- hitting dramas that explore true stories about women rising up against the odds.

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    South Africa plays its part for Madiba

    The month of July is Mandela Month, when all citizens of the world are encouraged to perpetuate Nelson Mandela's legacy in making our world a better one for all, through acts of kindness, no matter how small. Join the Play your Part for Madiba campaign.

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    Minnaar makes South Africa proud

    Mountain bike rider Greg Minnaar has made history in Switzerland. The Pietermaritzburg rider won a record 18th Downhill World Cup crown in Lenzerheide on the weekend. About his feat, he said: "I'm stoked to win my 18th World Cup, just a bit overwhelmed, really."

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    Cape floral heritage site expands

    The expansion of South Africa's Cape Floral Region as a World Heritage Site means an even greater area will continue to be protected. Almost doubling the size of the protected area is a chance to boost economic development, create jobs, develop skills and increase awareness.

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    South African sets new athletics record

    Henrico Bruintjies, the University of Pretoria athlete, set a new national record and crashed through the 10 second barrier in his 100m sprint. His feat ended a week of fast times from South African athletes Akani Simbine and Wayde Van Niekerk in international events.

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marie_botha_thumbnail"It is never too late to change your mind, a young researcher learned after she took a brave step to change her career path. Her moved resulted in her leading aerospace initiatives in South Africa's science industry.

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