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    Whale rescued during South African Billabong Pro

    The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board rescued a humpback whale caught in the shark nets behind the back line, while the world's pro surfers took part in the Billabong Pro in Ballito, on the North Coast. The whale had a skin infection, but it swam off once disentangled.

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    South Africa sells Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

    Cash from the sale of the state's 13.91% stake in Vodacom to the Public Investment Corporation, which acts for the Government Employees Pension Fund will finance the multibillion-rand allocation to Eskom. The deal is believed to be worth nearly R29-billion.

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    Increased internet access in South Africa

    The number of internet users in South Africa is expected to increase because of more smart devices in the market. The most usage will come from people watching videos on their smartphones, and an estimated 43 billion minutes will be watched online by 2019.

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    Facebook opens offices in South Africa

    In a first for the continent, Facebook has opened an office in Johannesburg. The social networking platform is already a central part of people's lives in Africa, it says. And with more than a billion people in Africa, "we want to do more to help people and businesses connect".

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    South African university plans telescope

    A R70-million telescope is planned for the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Hirax will be the university's legacy project, and will allow its astronomers to look back in time, to a few billion years after the beginning of time. It will consist of a thousand dishes of 6m in diameter each.

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    New caps among South Africa's Boks

    Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer named his squad for the five matches leading up to the Rugby World Cup later this season. Eight players are being called up to the national team for the first time, while there are a number of players who are off the field as they recover from injuries.

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