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    South Africa's CSIR celebrates 70 years of research

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is celebrating seven decades of research in South Africa by educating the public on how they are improving lives daily. One of their innovations includes a healthy noodles recently launched, to combat unemployment.

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    South African journalists excel at CNN awards

    South African journalists won a number of categories in the 20th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards. The awards were handed out in Nairobi, Kenya, this past weekend. Keynote speaker President Uhuru Kenyatta praised the journalists' efforts to tell their own African stories.

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    UN launches Mandela Rules for prisoners

    The United Nations has launched revised guidelines on the treatment of prisoners worldwide, to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity. Named after Madiba, the Nelson Mandela Rules outline the rights of prisoners and act as a blueprint for the protection of prisoner rights.

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    Driving in South Africa

    South Africa has excellent road infrastructure, a selection of reputable vehicle hire companies, great weather and plenty of stunning scenery which all combine to make self-driving a viable and enjoyable option. If you're thinking of taking the long way round, here are a few tips.

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    South Africa: fast facts

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