• andy birkett andy birkett, canoeing, world championships, sport, silver medal

    South African canoeing shines in Germany

    Andy Birkett is "chuffed" with his silver medal in the season-opening ICF Marathon World Cup at the Brandenburg an den Havel regatta in Germany. It is the first year of international competition for the South African canoeist and four-time K1 and K2 Dusi marathon winner.

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    Clegg in concert to raise funds for TB

    Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa's most beloved musicians, continues his philanthropic work this time raising funds for the Treatment Action Campaign's operation towards tuberculosis eradication. A host of fellow musicians will be on stage alongside Clegg.

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    Cape Town taxi ranks to get free wifi

    Commuters at Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks will get access to free wifi, according to Project Isizwe, which will offer a cap of 250MB at a speed of 15mbps. Living without information is unthinkable, says the group, which also drives access in other parts of South Africa.

  • The De Hoop Dam in Sekhukhune, Limpopo province

    South Africa tackles water issues

    Scientists agree that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis, although the issue is more quality and quantity, they point out. The government is looking at a range of solutions, and has issued a tender to develop an Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy.

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    South Africa's Mboweni goes to university

    Tito Mboweni, a former governor of the Reserve Bank, is to become an honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, in the School of Economics and Business Sciences. He says he is delighted, while Wits welcomes his political and economic savvy.

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    Women's Month looks at unity in South Africa

    For the month of August, the nation will be encouraged to celebrate the role of women in South Africa's history. Female leaders today, across sectors, will also be a focal point of the month, which marks the Women's March against apartheid in 1956.

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