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    WEF raises South Africa's global competitiveness ranking

    South Africa has risen two places, to 47th, in the 2016 World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, improving its ranking in 10 of the 12 pillars measured. The country now has the most competitive economy in Africa.

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    South African cuisine: glossary of terms

    Take milk with your rooibos? Fancy some pap with your wors? Brave enough to try some skop or mashonzha? Brush up on your culinary vocabulary with our quick list of indigenous South African food terms and what they mean.

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    Collaborative efforts at CITES CoP17 in South Africa

    Johannesburg is hosting the largest World Wildlife Conference yet. The 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ends on 5 October.

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    South African English is lekker!

    South Africans speak English, that doesn't mean you'll always understand us. Our robots are nothing like R2D2, just now doesn't mean immediately, and babbelas is not a shampoo. Tune in with our quick dictionary of SA idiom. It's lekker, bru!

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    Rebellion and celebration in Mali's music

    They Will Have to Kill Us First, the acclaimed documentary about Malian music and its rebellion in the face of political turmoil, is now available to watch online.

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    Why does South Africa celebrate Heritage Day?

    Heritage Day celebrates the diversity of South Africa. It is one of the newer public holidays, declared after the republic became a democratic state in 1994. We look at the origins of the day, and recall the first celebration in 1996.

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