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    South Africa hosts workshop to explain new driven machinery regulations

    Changes to the Driven Machinery Regulations have come into effect. To launch the new rules and standards, employers, company owners and safety officers attended a workshop on the requirements for the inspection and testing of driven machinery.

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    South African sprinter Jobodwana takes on the world's best

    South African sprinter Anaso Jobodwana has won bronze in the IAAF World Athletics Championship 200m final, to share the podium with world record holder Jamaican Usain Bolt who passed the post just fractions of a second ahead of the South African athlete.

  • memorial to makwena matlala south africa, makwena matlala, anti-apartheid struggle, chieftainess, limpopo, helen joseph

    South Africa plans memorial to banished chieftainess

    A burial and memorial site will honour late chieftainess Makwena Matlala in Limpopo. Matlala was the first woman banished by the apartheid government for being unco-operative regarding its policies. She was sent away in 1950 and was only allowed to return in 1965.

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    South Africa's anthem, prayer power Van Niekerk

    Well wishes from South Africans poured in on the social media pages of Wayde van Niekerk after he won the gold medal in the 400m race at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The athlete shared his moments before and after the event.

  • image by jo ractliffe south africa, met, metropolitan museum of art, jo ractliffe, photographs, images, angola, angola civil war

    South African photographer exhibits at New York's Met

    The work of South African photographer Jo Ractliffe is being exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It features three of her series of works, made over six years, tracking the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War and its relation to South Africa's Border War.

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    South Africa is top for affordable financial services

    Three-quarters of adult South Africans have bank accounts, and women generally have equal access to formal financial services. Several mobile money payment systems, initiatives to digitise government transfers, and an extensive banking infrastructure all support financial inclusion.

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