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    South Africa celebrates Africa Day

    The continent's diversity is celebrated in its arts and culture this Africa Day, on 25 May. South Africa is celebrating the day with a month-long celebration of what it means to be African. And in Johannesburg, the fourth Pan-African Cultural Congress will look at harnessing cultural diversity.

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    Free trade area to link Cape and Cairo

    A market of over 600 million people with a combined gross domestic product of more than $1- trillion will be created with the launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area in June. It will link consumers across Africa, from Egypt to South Africa.

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    Addo's lion cubs leave home

    The three orphaned lion cubs at Addo Elephant National Park are now nine months old and have been moved from their protected boma to a camp where they can start hunting and fending for themselves. Rangers will keep a watchful eye as they return to the wild.

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    South Africa's Modise hailed for top career

    Portia Modise should be celebrated. She was the first African footballer to score more than 100 goals in international competition. She has announced her retirement from playing to take up coaching after a career in which she was the country's top goal scorer, male and female.

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    South Africa to start digital migration

    South Africa will not meet the international deadline to migrate from analogue, but it will begin with an awareness campaign and roll out set top boxes to five million poor homes over the next two years. It is also signing agreements on frequency interference with neighbouring nations.

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    Bigger Cape World Heritage Site is on cards

    The Southern Cape's Afromontane forests most of them part of the Garden Route National Park are being considered for a ranking on the World Heritage List. This would double the size of the existing site, and expand the Cape Floral Kingdom already under protection.

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Oscar star becomes Casual Day ambassador

sunshine-cinema---thumbZimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabena, whose documentary won an Oscar, has been named a Casual Day ambassador. She has written a theme song for the day, which will be recorded in June and will feature fellow Casual Day ambassador, rapper Tujay Harmonix.

Cinema harnesses the power of the sun

sunshine-cinema---thumbDo-it-yourself videos to teach skills, as well as short story films, are screened in rural and marginalised areas, using solar energy. Next up for Sunshine Cinema is a road trip exposing its work to people from Cape Town to Kenya.

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