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    South Africa's mining minister settles into new portfolio

    Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane will hold discussions with organised business and labour in the mining industry to understand the challenges that face the sector, but also the opportunities that will help to continue growth and development in South Africa.

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    Young African leaders sought for US fellowship

    Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa could become one of a thousand people to attend academic courses, gain skills training and mentorship in the United States. Applications for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for 2016 are open this month.

  • South African film success  Ayanda, For Love And Broken Bones, south African film

    South African films making global impact

    South African films, particular small, independent movies that tell personal local stories, are garnering recognition globally. Most recently, this week two films were selected for a number of international film festivals For Love And Broken Bones and Ayanda.

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    South Africa's next Springbok captain revealed

    After the retirement of Jean de Villiers from international rugby, Fourie du Preez has been named as the player to lead the charge in the Springboks' next Rugby World Cup game against Scotland on Saturday. Schalk Burger will be the vice-captain.

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    Radebe: academia must embrace the ideals of the NDP

    The National Development Plan, which identifies the critical challenges facing South Africa, emphasised the need for a new model of co-operation between the various sectors of society, including educational institutions, Minister Jeff Radebe told a gathering at Unisa yesterday.

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    South African rhinos need technology to curb poaching

    A British conservation group has run tests on several South African rhinos to implement a new way of stopping poaching. We Are Protect makes use of high-tech devices such as spy cameras to monitor each rhino.

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