• Murray, Mabulu on the podium in Glasgow

    Murray, Mabulu on the podium in Glasgow

    Team South African bagged two medals on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray claiming bronze in the triathlon and Siyabulela Mabulu also winning bronze in the men's judo competition.

  • Zuma to lead SA team to US-Africa summit

    Zuma to lead SA team to US-Africa summit

    President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the first United States-Africa Leaders' Summit taking place in Washington in August. The summit will seek to build on the closer ties that were forged during US President Barack Obama's three-county African tour last year.

  • An offshore gas production platform

    Drilling begins on South Africa's first deep-water well

    French multinational Total has begun drilling for South Africa's first deep-water well, south of Mossel Bay, giving fresh impetus to the country's nascent oil and gas industry at a time when the eyes of investors in the sector are shifting further down Africa's coastline.

  • Pupils from Inkwenkwezi primary school in Mvezo

    Mandela-inspired school 'changing lives'

    Until recently, many children in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, had to drop out of school after Grade 9. The Mandela School of Science and Technology, which opened its doors earlier this year, is changing all that - and more.

  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange

    African pension fund giant relists on JSE

    Africa's biggest retirement fund administrator, Alexander Forbes, on Thursday became the 11th company to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange this year. The company listed with a market capitalisation of around R10.9-billion, putting it into the top 25% of firms listed on the bourse.

  • Mandisa Williams

    Springbok Women ready for World Cup challenge

    The Springbok Women's rugby team leaves for Paris on Sunday for the IRB Women's World Cup, where they will meet hosts France, Australia and Wales in a very tough group. Captain Mandisa Williams says the mood in the squad is "electric".

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Stars of the American Ballet supports The Rhino Orphanage

South Africa, home to the world's first Rhino Orphanage, aims to play a major part in the battle to protect the species. The orphanage rescues and rehabilitates the youngest victims of the illegal trade in rhino horn.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

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