• Elon Musk reveals battery to power homes

    A solar-powered battery that allows home owners to go completely off-grid has been unveiled by South African-born and raised technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who believes his company's latest innovation will help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world".

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    SAA will no longer transport hunting trophies

    South African Airways Cargo will no longer transport hunting trophies of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger around the world. The SAA freight division put the embargo in place after cargo it was transporting was misdeclared. The ban is "to curb the problem of illegal transportation of animals".

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    Media freedom is key to global sustainability

    Quality journalism enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society's development, exposing injustice, corruption, and the abuse of power, UN bosses said in a joint statement issued to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

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    Premier Business Awards showcase South Africa's competitiveness

    The South African Premier Business Awards aim to recognise business excellence. And this year's winners once again underscore the country's reliability and attractiveness as a destination for inward investment, writes Brand South Africa chair Chichi Maponya.

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    Peace and calm returns to South Africa

    The violence against foreigners that flared earlier this month had abated, said Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. South Africa was helping to repatriate foreign nationals who wanted to return home, and was offering services to those who chose to stay.

  • Booklet: Stop attacks on foreign nationals

    In addition to the human cost, the recent attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa damage the country's reputation and development, and ignore migrants' contribution to our society, the government explains in a new booklet. Download it here.

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