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    Fatalities at South Africa's mines drop

    Concerted safety efforts at South African mines are paying off as the industry works towards zero harm, particularly in the most dangerous aspects such as falls of ground, transportation and machinery. The number of deaths has dropped 85% over the two decades from 1993.

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    South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough

    Wits physicists have announced a breakthrough in the study of external galaxies using the High Energy Stereoscopic System telescopes. The team has found three "extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud", a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way.

  • Amajita conquer Commonwealth Cup

    South Africa's u20 football team beat Finland 2-1 to win the Commonwealth Cup in St Petersburg on Sunday. "These boys have tasted how sweet winning is," said coach David Notoane, saying the team would carry this spirit with them to Senegal for the CAF African Youth Tournament in March.

  • Zuma and Schwab wef, world economic forum, davos, jacob zuma, klaus schwab

    South Africa pleased with WEF participation

    Team South Africa returned from the World Economic Forum after a successful round of talks. The president and his ministers, as well as South African business leaders, took part in a number of meetings at which they told the story of a country facing its challenges head on.

  • Watch: African leaders talk growth strategies at Davos

    At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last week, CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen, South African President Jacob Zuma, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and others discussed ways to boost economic growth on the continent.

  • Bafana has everything to play for

    Bafana Bafana must win their final group stages match against Ghana on Tuesday night if they are to continue at the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations, currently under way in Equatorial Guinea. "We can make it," insists Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

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