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    South Africa: fast facts

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    Trade unions in South Africa

    South Africa's trade union movement, the largest and most disciplined on the continent, has played an influential role in determining labour market and industrial relations policies in the country.

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    Facebook developing satellite internet for Africa

    Facebook wants to launch an internet-satellite that could boost internet connectivity and bring fast, reliable and cost-effective broadband to more than 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as early as 2016, including South Africa. People living in remote regions will benefit in particular.

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    Task team to explore university funding in South Africa

    Funding, protests and transformation were discussed by President Jacob Zuma and the leadership of South African universities yesterday. Their meeting culminated in the president announcing that a task team would explore solutions to funding challenges.

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    South African TV shows get Emmy nominations

    South African television is being recognised internationally, with news this week of three productions nominated for the 2015 International Emmy Awards. Among them is the hard-hitting documentary about the Marikana massacre, Miners Shot Down.

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    South Africa ready for the USA in Rugby World Cup

    South Africans have come out to support the Springboks in their Rugby World Cup campaign. After their first Pool B match, the team have moved from strength to strength and are now sitting at the top of the group. Today, the Bokke play the USA in their last group match.

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Mthambothini 'through the lens'

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Youngsters tell their stories with Ilizwi

ilizwi---thumbUsing photography to give voice to their narratives, the members of the Ilizwi Photo Club in Khayelitsha are finding a creative outlet to express their issues. They are able to raise social awareness in their communities and ultimately become advocates of change.

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