• Gold mining in South Africa

    National development is South Africa's priority

    Much progress has been made in implementing the initiatives of the National Development Plan, says the minister in the presidency. He lists investments in the ports and in aquaculture, as well as programmes in health care delivery and Operation Phakisa labs in mining and education.

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    South African group helps Nepal relief efforts

    The Gift of the Givers has a search and rescue and a medical team in Nepal. Its trauma specialists are running seven theatres in five hospitals carrying out major surgical procedures, while the search and rescue teams comb rural areas. It is also supplying food and tents.

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    South Africa to build six new dams

    Six dams will either be built or expanded over the next 10 years, according to the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission. A more co-ordinated system across spheres of government will also get water from source to tap quicker and more efficiently.

  • South Africa's game lodges

    SA Airlink to fly straight to bush lodges

    Visitors to some of South Africa's most luxurious private lodges will soon be able to fly directly to their bush getaways thanks to the imminent acquisition of four new Cessna aircraft by independent airline SA Airlink.

  • Elon Musk reveals battery to power homes

    A solar-powered battery that allows home owners to go completely off-grid has been unveiled by South African-born and raised technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who believes his company's latest innovation will help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world".

  • Lion lion, panthera leo, male lion, wildlife

    SAA will no longer transport hunting trophies

    South African Airways Cargo will no longer transport hunting trophies of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger around the world. The SAA freight division put the embargo in place after cargo it was transporting was misdeclared. The ban is "to curb the problem of illegal transportation of animals".

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A leading nation is a reading nation: World Book Day 2015

adult education 572269 640Reading is the key to success, helping to educate, inspire and uplift, a panel of leading South Africans told University of Johannesburg students at a World Book Day event hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Tebogo Ditshego on 23 April.

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adult education 572269 640 Four recent graduates from Monash South Africa - Kegaugetswe Pinky Motsomi, Mongezi Godfrey Lomo, Foundation Umaa Kundiona and Karishma Maharaj - will be using their skills, experience and qualifications to play their part and help make South Africa a better place to live, for all.

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