• The semi-desert Karoo region of South Africa

    SA to regulate, monitor shale gas exploration

    The government is working on a set of regulations that will ensure that shale gas exploration does not threaten South Africa's environment or compromise research projects linked to the Square Kilometre Array, says Mineral Resources director-general Thibedi Ramontja.

  • R252m scholarship project to reverse Africa's 'brain drain'

    Around 300 "committed future leaders" from across sub-Saharan Africa will soon have the opportunity to study at the University of Cape Town, under a project aimed at reversing Africa's "brain drain" and contributing to the continent's social and economic growth.

  • 'No Drop': SA to tackle its water leaks

    Mayors, councillors 'must lead war on water leaks'

    Mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leakages in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said during a visit to KwaMashu Township in Durban on Tuesday as part of the government's War on Water Leaks campaign.

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    Proteas power to victory over Australia

    The Proteas staged a magnificent run chase to haul in a challenging target, beating Australia by seven wickets with 20 balls to spare in the second match of a triangular one-day series at Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

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    Norwegian cycling star signs with MTN-Qhubeka

    Team MTN-Qhubeka have announced a major signing: Edvald Boasson Hagen, a stage winner in both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, is set to join the South African cycling outfit on a two-year contract.

  • Johanna Mukoki: 'I am an entrepreneur'

    Johanna Mukoki: 'I am an entrepreneur'

    Travel With Flair's Johanna Mukoki is a continent-leading tourism entrepreneur. The first African to sit on the Global Tourism Board, she started her high-flying career with a sound business plan and a steely resolve to succeed.

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