• Fruit packing at Bavaria farm in Hoedspruit, Limpopo province

    South Africa to benefit from EU trade pact

    Improved market access for South African exports of wine, sugar, ethanol and some fruit products are among the benefits set to flow from the trade deal recently concluded between the European Union and seven southern African countries, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

  • South Africa moves to unlock 'blue economy'

    South Africa moves to unlock 'blue economy'

    Teams of representatives from the government, business, labour, civil society and academia have begun working on plans to unlock the economic potential of South Africa's oceans, in the first activation of a new initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, that was launched by President Jacob Zuma on the weekend.

  • Mandela Day: 'thank you' to all who took part

    Mandela Day: 'thank you' to all who took part

    While the government thanked those South Africans who dedicated 67 minutes of their time to cleaning up their surroundings on Friday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation thanked all those from around the world who turned out in support of the first Mandela Day since Mandela's passing.

  • Ramaphosa spreads Madiba cheer at hospital

    Ramaphosa spreads Madiba cheer at hospital

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa rolled up his sleeves on Friday to paint one of the rooms of the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital in North West province, before leading a clean-up campaign at two local taxi ranks in the Mahikeng CBD.

  • Chani Scheepers

    Scheepers runner-up in Swedish Open

    South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers came up just short of winning the second WTA title of her career on the weekend when she went down to Mona Barthel in the final of the Swedish Open in Bastad.

  • Mick Fanning

    World champ Fanning wins J-Bay Open

    Reigning ASP world champion, Mick Fanning of Australia, took a giant step towards a fourth world title when he defeated compatriot Joel Parkinson in the final of the J-Bay Open in sensational waves in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa on the weekend.

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