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    SA economy grows 1.4% in third quarter

    The South African economy grew by 1.4% in the third quarter according to data released on Tuesday by Statistics SA and analysts say the recovery is expected to gain moderate momentum in the final quarter of 2014.

  • 16 Days of Activism against abuse

    16 Days of Activism against abuse

    Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.

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    New online home for Mandela's legacy

    The Nelson Mandela Foundation is preparing for the first anniversary of Madiba's passing in December with the launch of a new-look website and a special interactive exhibition, where members of the public are invited to pay tribute to their former leader.

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    South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

    Despite having one of the highest rates of road-related deaths in the world, South African seatbelt laws have not covered children under the age of three. However, from April next year, it will be illegal for children to sit in the front seat or not be appropriately and safely restrained.

  • The Jasper solar plant in the Northern Province, South Africa.

    South Africa opens its biggest solar plant

    A new solar power plant in South Africa's Northern Province can produce 180000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to power up 80000 homes. The Jasper plant was completed two months ahead of schedule and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs.

  • Cape Town rolls out free Wi-Fi in public buildings

    By June 2015, the City of Cape Town plans to have connected 61 public buildings and public access hot spots with free Wi-Fi as part of its R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy.

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Inyathelo celebrates selflessness

inyathelo---thumbOver the past seven years, 80 individuals have been recognised for their personal giving that has contributed to sustainable social change in South Africa. This year, 12 more individuals were added to the list at the eighth annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, held at Zip Zap Circus in Cape Town.

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Gender based violence thumbDo you think you are being abused? Do you suspect a friend or child you know is being abused? Are you an abuser? With the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, this fact sheet gives advice on how to spot abuse, and how to stop it.

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