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    IBM South Africa invests in skills, education

    With its R700-million, 10-year equity equivalent investment programme, IMB South Africa will work with the Department of Trade and Industry to build a research hub at Wits University, as well as foster enterprise development and grow deep skills in the country.

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    Arts festival celebrates power of music

    Questions around African identity and belonging are woven into the programme of the National Arts Festival this year. The festival, which starts today and runs for two weeks, offers almost 2 500 performances of 630 shows, including many from artists from around the continent.

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    Mandela Month: inmates renovate homes

    The month of July means it is Mandela Month in South Africa. In tribute to the former leader, everyone is urged to help uplift people who are less fortunate than themselves. In Cape Town, prison inmates have started to restore homes and build houses.

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    Gibela on track for South African factory

    Construction on the Gibela industrial complex in Gauteng is to begin later this year, says the rail transport consortium. Once fully operational, it will produce 62 trains a year. Local suppliers are crucial, and the facility will help to spark industrial growth in the region.

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    South African ref to kick off Rugby World Cup

    The opening match of the Rugby World Cup, pitting hosts England against Fiji, will be refereed by Jaco Peyper. On his team will be two other South Africans Stuart Berry and Shaun Veldsman and Ireland's John Lacey. The Boks' first match is on 19 September against Japan.

  • Govt, mining companies to partner on improved housing

    South Africa spends billions on mining towns

    Mining houses, the government and other stakeholders are investing in improving socio- economic conditions in distressed mining towns and rural labour-sending areas. Among the R18- mbillion worth of interventions, are housing, health care and job creation initiatives.

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