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    Eskom's Sere wind farm is up and running

    Sere adds 100MW to the grid and will save nearly six million tons of greenhouse gas emissions over its 20-year lifespan. Each year, it will supply enough energy to power about 124 000 homes. Next on Eskom's renewables agenda is a concentrated solar power plant.

  • South Africa and US agree to build trade ties

    Agreement will be reached on poultry exports and anti-dumping duties, a sticking point in US and South African trade negotiations, according to Minister Rob Davies, who has been in discussions with his US counterpart over the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement and Agoa.

  • South Africa to host anti-xenophobia football friendlies

    Former President Nelson Mandela believed in the power of sport to bring people from different backgrounds together and now the South African Football Association plans to host two high- profile matches in efforts to unite Africans in the wake of the attacks on foreign nationals in the country.

  • Elephants, Kruger National Park

    Interest in visiting Africa grows

    Figures for World Travel Market Africa and Tourism Indaba show tourism in Africa is growing. At the former, deals worth R3.7-billion in 2014 were expected to be surpassed this year, while exhibitor numbers were almost tripled. At Indaba, hosted buyers were up 100%.

  • President Jacob Zuma in Umlazi

    South Africa acts against xenophobia

    "No grievance can ever justify the cold-blooded murder of fellow human beings, the destruction of property, or the displacement of hundreds of people including women and small children," says President Jacob Zuma, who has set up a ministerial task team to help stop the attacks against foreign nationals in Durban and Johannesburg.

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    South Africa's Gansbaai lands gold tourism award

    The small Western Cape town of Gansbaai has been named the overall winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards. The town is famous for its beaches, sea life and shark cage diving; it won the gold award for working to make better places to live and great places to visit.

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Hoops 4 Hope scores a win for youth

chiladiddo---thumbYoung people at risk in townships and in poor rural villages are finding a way to grow into more well-rounded adults through Hoops 4 Hope. Using sport, it develops physical health and emotional and mental well-being for about 10 000 children a year.

Chilli adds spice to subsistence farmers

chiladiddo---thumbCousins Leeko Nkala and Mmabatho Morudi make chilli sauce. But it does not stop there. They source their ingredients from local farmers, who are also given a guaranteed market for their products. A fund from sales revenue helps the farmers to expand their businesses too.

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