• Susan Shabangu minister of women, susan shabangu, womens month

    Women's Month looks at unity in South Africa

    For the month of August, the nation will be encouraged to celebrate the role of women in South Africa's history. Female leaders today, across sectors, will also be a focal point of the month, which marks the Women's March against apartheid in 1956.

  • Construction firms fined R1.46bn

    South Africa's unemployment rate falls

    In its Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Statistics South Africa reports that the unemployment rate fell to 25% in the second quarter. Statistician-general Pali Lehohla said there had been growth in employment since 2011, even though it fluctuated. Most jobs were in the formal sector.

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    Team South Africa announced for African Games

    The African Games previously called the All Africa Games start on 4 September in Brazzaville. It's a chance for athletes across the continent to gain glory for their countries, and show their abilities for selection for the Olympics, held the following year.

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    South African film, actress nominated for Venice Fest awards

    The Endless River, a film by South African Oliver Hermanus, has been selected for the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Golden Lion award. The film's actress, Crystal Donna Roberts, has also been nominated for an acting award at the festival.

  • Sibudu cave sibudu, kwazulu-natal, archeologist, unesco, world heritage site

    Threat to South African archeological treasure

    A cave in KwaZulu-Natal, which carries evidence of humanity's first cultural exploits, is under threat as South Africa tries to find a balance between saving a precious heritage site and providing homes for the poor. Sibudu has been nominated for Unesco World Heritage status.

  • Clive Rice clive rice, cricket

    Clive Rice: South African cricketing icon dies at 66

    With his trademark moustache and humble but forthright nature, former South African cricket captain Clive Rice will be remembered not only as one of the game's greatest players, but also as a South African cultural icon.

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