• Mandela Day launch for smart ID cards

    Home Affairs issues more than 1m smart ID cards

    By replacing outdated systems with new and secure technologies, the Department of Home Affairs is confident it will reach its target of issuing smart ID cards to 1.6-million citizens by the end of the 2014/15 financial year.

  • Can power ships ease SA's energy woes?

    Floating power stations – ships that are either anchored offshore or moored at quayside and transmit power through undersea cables – are proving to be a quick-fix to electricity supply problems around the world.

  • Cape Town has world's second best beaches

    National Geographic Travel magazine has named South Africa's "capital of cool" in second place on its latest list of the top 10 best beach cities in the world. Cape Town pips sweet spots such as Honolulu, Miami and Rio on the list.

  • Watch: Proteas surprise young fan

    "Best day of my whole life," 11-year-old Kieron Adam said after being surprised by his heroes Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander. Watch as the cricketers challenge the community of Southfield, a suburb of Cape Town, to a game of street cricket.

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    Wet markets key to Africa's food security

    Even where supermarkets are an option, studies in East and Southern Africa have found that, because of a poorly patrolled chain of custody between producer and seller, milk and meat sold in supermarkets may pose a greater health threat than what is sold in traditional markets.

  • Cape Town launches open data portal

    Cape Town's plans to become Africa's first digital city received a boost on Tuesday when it switched on its new open data portal, making public-sector information – such as the latest budget, tenders and bus station routes – easily and freely available to the city's residents.

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Gogo-On-Tour---ThumbThoko Matjokane had planned to go on vacation with her siblings, but they died before they went away. Undeterred, the pensioner took the trip. She was so pleased that on her return, she set about founding Gogo on Tour, an initiative to take elderly people on holiday, many for the first time.

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