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    South Africa honours its freedom heroes

    As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, 56 men and women who made - and are continuing to make - exceptional contributions to the country will receive their National Orders, South Africa's highest civilian honour. The awards will be presented by President Jacob Zuma at a Freedom Day ceremony next Sunday.

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    Five sports stars to receive National Orders

    Five of South Africa's top sports stars - athlete Caster Semenya, swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, Paralympic standout Fanie van der Merwe, wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole, and footballing great Jomo Sono - will receive the country's highest civilian honours on Freedom Day.

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    First students graduate from Rural Youth Corps

    The 6 000 students of the Rural Youth Corps, a four-year skills development programme designed to help transform young job-seekers into job-creators in South Africa's rural areas, graduated this week. "My life has changed for the better," 29-year-old Colbert Mabasa said before the ceremony.

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    Cape Town to play host to 'cheeky' new arts festival

    A bold new arts festival modelled on the world's most popular fringe festivals will be held in Cape Town in September, Tony Lankester, the chief executive of the National Arts Festival, announced on Tuesday. A spin-off of the South Africa's premier festival, it will be run in partnership with the City of Cape Town.

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    It is not easy to own a gun in South Africa

    Protection of the right to life and bodily integrity is at the heart of South Africa's Firearms Control Act. This means that getting a licence to own a gun in the country is an arduous process - though one that people like Oscar Pistorius seem more than willing to go through.

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    South Africa A to face England Lions in 2015

    The England Lions, England's A team, will play two four-day test matches and five limited overs matches against South Africa A in January and February next year, Cricket South Africa and the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. South Africa A will tour England in 2017.

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