Prof Karabus thanks South Africa
Professor Cyril Karabus, who arrived at Cape Town International Airport on Friday following eight months' detention in the United Arab Emirates on charges of which he was finally acquitted, thanked South Africa for its support during his ordeal.
New Mandela statue for Parliament
A new statue of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first democratically elected president, will be mounted at the Union Buildings in Pretoria and Parliament in Cape Town, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile announced on Thursday.
Zuma, Putin push for increased trade
South African President Jacob Zuma and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the strengthening of economic ties and expansion of trade between the two BRICS partners during their meeting in Sochi, Russia on Thursday.
South Africa to begin smart ID roll-out
South Africa will begin rolling out its new smart card IDs in the third quarter of the year, as the country moves to speed up delivery of government services while cutting down on crime and corruption involving identity documents.
SA app wins BlackBerry App of the Year
South African application (app) PriceCheck was named International App of the Year at the 2013 BlackBerry Live conference in Florida, beating 100 000 BlackBerry 10 applications from around the world.
SA telescope captures giant star flares
In a significant milestone for South Africa's Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the first scientific paper based on observations using the KAT-7 radio telescope has been accepted for publication by the prestigious journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomy Society.