• Wild cheetahs return to the Free State

    South Africa's tourism sector set to grow

    There have been some challenges and new visa rules need to be taken on board, but the World Travel and Tourism Council expects the sector to expand this year well above the 2% growth predicted for the broader economy. Employment levels are also expected to rise.

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    Mandela Rules adopted for prisoners

    Named to honour Mandela's legacy, they update the UN's rules on the treatment of prisoners, and protect prisoners from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment they "probably represent one of the most significant human rights advances in recent years".

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    Song, dance marks Africa Day

    South Africans must remember and understand that they are African, says African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. "We are one continent, one people and one destiny," she told people at official Africa Day celebrations in Pretoria.

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    South Africa celebrates Africa Day

    The continent's diversity is celebrated in its arts and culture this Africa Day, on 25 May. South Africa is celebrating the day with a month-long celebration of what it means to be African. And in Johannesburg, the fourth Pan-African Cultural Congress will look at harnessing cultural diversity.

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    Free trade area to link Cape and Cairo

    A market of over 600 million people with a combined gross domestic product of more than $1- trillion will be created with the launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area in June. It will link consumers across Africa, from Egypt to South Africa.

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    Addo's lion cubs leave home

    The three orphaned lion cubs at Addo Elephant National Park are now nine months old and have been moved from their protected boma to a camp where they can start hunting and fending for themselves. Rangers will keep a watchful eye as they return to the wild.

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Mobile clinic to help township residents

mobile-clinic---thumbA mobile clinic for Joburg's destitute northern townships is just one legacy of the sixth and latest Cape Town to Cairo roadshow, an annual event by Philips and its partners focusing on health and well-being in Africa.

Oscar star becomes Casual Day ambassador

sunshine-cinema---thumbZimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabena, whose documentary won an Oscar, has been named a Casual Day ambassador. She has written a theme song for the day, which will be recorded in June and will feature fellow Casual Day ambassador, rapper Tujay Harmonix.

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