• KaXu Solar One to ease pressure on SA's energy grid

    South Africa opened its first solar thermal electricity plant KaXu Solar One near Pofadder in the Northern Province on Monday. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will add 100MW of electricity from the sun to the national grid, equal to the consumption of 80000 houses.

  • A guarantee of freedom: South Africa's Bill of Rights

    In March every year South Africa celebrates its ground-breaking Bill of Rights, widely regarded as one of the most progressive in the world. All South Africans should know their rights, and respect the rights of fellow citizens. Read the full text of the Bill of Rights.

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    SKA will drive growth of Africa's human capital

    The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to Africa's efforts to build innovation-led, knowledge-based economies, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. It fits into African Union's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and is developing a new cohort of young scientists.

  • We will be prepared for a fight, says Protea coach

    Proteas' assistant coach Adrian Birrell says the South Africans are taking their World Cup group match against Ireland on Tuesday morning seriously. The Irish "bat long and deep. They know how to chase targets ... We are fully aware of what they can do," says Birrell, who coached Ireland from 2002 to 2007.

  • Gallant Amajimbos have much to be proud of

    The South African national under-17 team lost 2-0 to Mali in the 2015 African Youth Championship final in Niger on Sunday night. But, says coach Molefi Ntseki, said he was proud of his boys' spirited performance.

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    Travel market looks at responsible tourism in Africa

    More than 400 exhibitors are expected at the World Travel Market Africa, the second year of the travel and tourism conference. It will focus on the travel offerings on the continent, as well as on responsible tourism initiatives in Africa, with talks and debates by leaders in the field.

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A brief guide to South Africa's Bill of Rights

humanthumbMarch is Human Rights Month, a time when South Africans celebrate the progressive rights granted to them in the Constitution. But do you really know these rights? Our handy plain English guide to the Bill of Rights will help you get to know both your rights and those of your fellow South Africans.

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e-schools---thumbMany South African schoolchildren have little access to learning materials. With this mind, Vodacom has launched its e-school, a learning platform offering internet access to educational content for grades 10 to 12, based on the South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements.

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