• Roland Schoeman and Chad le Clos

    Five golds as Team South Africa climbs medal table

    South Africa claimed five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on the weekend - in lawn bowls, judo, swimming and sevens rugby. With five silvers and eight bronzes also in the bag, the team moved up to seventh place on the medals table.

  • Shakes Mashaba

    Shakes Mashaba named Bafana Bafana coach

    Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba has been named the new Bafana Bafana coach, more than 20 years after he first took the reigns of the South African national football team. His first assignment will be an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan, scheduled to take place in Khartoum in September.

  • SA companies on a mission to Thailand, Taiwan

    SA companies on a mission to Thailand, Taiwan

    A South African business delegation arrived in Bangkok on Sunday on the first leg of a trade and investment mission to Thailand and Taiwan, with representatives of 18 companies ready to introduce their products and services directly to buyers in the two high-growth Asian markets.

  • South Africa to expand, improve technical colleges

    South Africa to expand, improve technical colleges

    Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has announced a range of measures - including the extension of technical and vocational colleges, and the establishment of a new category of "community colleges" - to help transform South Africa's post-school system.

  • Samsung to build TV factory in South Africa

    Samsung to build TV factory in South Africa

    South Korean electronics and technology giant Samsung is set to invest $20-million (nearly R220-million) in a new television factory at the Dube TradePort in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, in order to take advantage of rising demand for consumer goods in Africa.

  • An offshore gas production platform

    Drilling begins on South Africa's first deep-water well

    French multinational Total has begun drilling for South Africa's first deep-water well, south of Mossel Bay, giving fresh impetus to the country's nascent oil and gas industry at a time when the eyes of investors in the sector are shifting further down Africa's coastline.

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Sowetan Dialogues to tackle women's rights

Brand South Africa and the Sowetan are again teaming up to hold the Sowetan Dialogues. This time, to commemorate Women's Month, the dialogues will tackle women's rights in South Africa and how communities can help curb violence against women.  

Stars of the American Ballet supports The Rhino Orphanage

South Africa, home to the world's first Rhino Orphanage, aims to play a major part in the battle to protect the species. The orphanage rescues and rehabilitates the youngest victims of the illegal trade in rhino horn.

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