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    SA 'taking every precaution' against Ebola

    South Africa is taking every precaution, including using thermal scanners at Johannesburg's airports, to prevent the Ebola virus from entering the country, the Health Department says. The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in history.

  • South Africa's greatest asset: its people

    South Africa's population breaks 54-million

    Life expectancy in South Africa continues to rise as the country's population breaks the 54-million mark, Statistics SA reported on Thursday. The county's life expectancy now stands at 61, thanks to improved health and living standards and increased access to antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV.

  • Women's Month gets under way

    Women's Month gets under way

    South Africa's national Women's Month, which got under way on Thursday, will see the launch of a new women's housing project, a new mobile application for pregnant women, and the start of construction on a centre of remembrance for Sara Baartman.

  • Inspiring women on Play Your Part TV

    Inspiring women on Play Your Part TV

    This Sunday's episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series features Khanyisile Motsa, Pontsho Manzi, Vanessa Naidoo, Ella Bella, Lira and others who are making a difference in their respective fields of life.

  • Tera Mtembu

    Tera Mtembu named Sharks' first black captain

    Loose-forward Tera Mtembu will be the first black South African to lead the Sharks after the rugby union franchise appointed him captain for the 2014 Currie Cup, South Africa's premier domestic rugby competition.

  • Cornel Fredericks

    Fredericks beats the best in Glasgow

    Cornel Fredericks beat a world-class field that included the reigning world champion to claim gold in the 400 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, as South Africa lifted its medals haul to 36 - already three more than the country won in Delhi in 2010.

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Get your Google Doodle on for 20 years of democracy

South African kids stand the chance to win thousands in technology prizes and see their artwork on Google South Africa's homepage in the recently launched Doodle 4 Google competition.

Bafana's Kagisho Dikgacoi empowers young South Africans

Having learned that charity begins at home, at his mother's knee, Bafana Bafana's Kagisho Dikgacoi is giving hope to young people in his hometown, through the Kagisho Dikgacoi Foundation.

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