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    Khoi San centre will keep heritage alive

    After completing their award-winning documentary, the Lost Tongue production company, Mvura Ya Afrika Productions, want to return to the San community and build a community centre to help save the rich culture of the San.

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    South African teen wins big at Google Science Fair

    A South African teenager has walked away with the Google Science Fair Grand Prize. Kiara Nirghi’s winning entry is an economically friendly and sustainable solution to drought. She hopes her project will improve food security and the lives of people.

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    Nelson Mandela Bridge goes pink

    From today, Johannesburg’s iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge will by lit up in pink. The city has partnered with cosmetics company Estée Lauder to raise awareness of breast cancer. October is breast cancer awareness month and the bridge will remain pink for the duration.

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    WEF raises South Africa's global competitiveness ranking

    South Africa has risen two places, to 47th, in the 2016 World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, improving its ranking in 10 of the 12 pillars measured. The country has the most competitive economy on the African continent.

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    South African cuisine: glossary of terms

    Take milk with your rooibos? Fancy some pap with your wors? Brave enough to try some skop or mashonzha? Brush up on your culinary vocabulary with our quick list of indigenous South African food terms and what they mean.

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    Collaborative efforts at CITES CoP17 in South Africa

    Johannesburg is hosting the largest World Wildlife Conference yet. The 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ends on 5 October.

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