• Cameron van der Burgh swimmer, cameron van der burgh, breaststroke, kazan, russia, european championships, silver, gold

    South African swimmer beats own world record

    Cameron van der Burgh has pocketed a silver and a gold for South Africa at the Fina World Championships, so far. He shaved off fractions of a second to beat his own world record in the 50m breaststroke and without a neoprene suit. The silver was for the 100m race.

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    South African business gets a boost from the US

    A South African company specialising in cleaning services has been included in the 14th batch for the four-month growth programme of the American accelerator, 500 Startups. It is the first South African company to be included and it will receive funding of $125 000.

  • andy birkett andy birkett, canoeing, world championships, sport, silver medal

    South African canoeing shines in Germany

    Andy Birkett is "chuffed" with his silver medal in the season-opening ICF Marathon World Cup at the Brandenburg an den Havel regatta in Germany. It is the first year of international competition for the South African canoeist and four-time K1 and K2 Dusi marathon winner.

  • Johnny Clegg johnny clegg, order of the british empire, obe, white zulu, juluka, savuka

    Clegg in concert to raise funds for TB

    Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa's most beloved musicians, continues his philanthropic work this time raising funds for the Treatment Action Campaign's operation towards tuberculosis eradication. A host of fellow musicians will be on stage alongside Clegg.

  • Project Isizwe project isizwe, wifi, free access, taxi rank, gugulethu, gugs, khayelitsha, cape 
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    Cape Town taxi ranks to get free wifi

    Commuters at Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks will get access to free wifi, according to Project Isizwe, which will offer a cap of 250MB at a speed of 15mbps. Living without information is unthinkable, says the group, which also drives access in other parts of South Africa.

  • The De Hoop Dam in Sekhukhune, Limpopo province

    South Africa tackles water issues

    Scientists agree that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis, although the issue is more quality and quantity, they point out. The government is looking at a range of solutions, and has issued a tender to develop an Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy.

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