• African team impresses at Tour de France

    The first African-based cycling team to take part in the Tour de France caps off an impressive debut at the legendary cycle race. They finished the tough three-week race fifth overall and inspired confidence for the future of competitive cycling on the continent.

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    South Africa's first gold at Fina Championships

    South African swimmer Chad Ho said he was over the moon after he won the country's first gold medal in the 5km open water event at the Fina World Championships, currently taking place in Russia. He narrowly edged out rival Rob Muffels thanks to a photo-finish reading.

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    South Africa's integrated water system launches

    The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system for water management institutions, commercial water users, researchers and the general public. They will be able to get updated information on the status of water and sanitation in South Africa.

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    South Africa goes high-tech to stop fraud

    The South African Revenue Service has introduced a high-tech container scanner at Cape Town harbour, following the installation of such equipment in Durban port. The organisation wants to eliminate fraud and theft and help to increase duties and taxes paid into the country.

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    South Africa tots up population wins

    HIV infections are down, life expectancy is up; more people are living longer and infant mortality is declining. Statistics South Africa released its mid-year population estimates report, adding its weight to figures from UNAids that the country is making strides against HIV and Aids.

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    New Research Chairs at South African university

    Stellenbosch University and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have established two new Research Chairs one in artificial intelligence and one in quantum, optical and atomic physics. Both are expected to boost innovation and discovery in these fields.

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