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    South Africans urged to take a walk

    October is the month to start being active, is the message from many government leaders. South Africans are encouraged to get on their feet through several initiatives, such as National Recreation Day and Transport Month activities, to play their part.

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    Mandela inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

    elson Mandela has been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame for using the sport as a way to build a divided nation. The ceremony took place on Saturday, ahead of the Springboks' taking on and beating Scotland in a Pool B group match in the Rugby World Cup.

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    South Africa's mining minister settles into new portfolio

    Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane will hold discussions with organised business and labour in the mining industry to understand the challenges that face the sector, but also the opportunities that will help to continue growth and development in South Africa.

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    Young African leaders sought for US fellowship

    Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa could become one of a thousand people to attend academic courses, gain skills training and mentorship in the United States. Applications for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for 2016 are open this month.

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    South African films making global impact

    South African films, particular small, independent movies that tell personal local stories, are garnering recognition globally. Most recently, this week two films were selected for a number of international film festivals For Love And Broken Bones and Ayanda.

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    South Africa's next Springbok captain revealed

    After the retirement of Jean de Villiers from international rugby, Fourie du Preez has been named as the player to lead the charge in the Springboks' next Rugby World Cup game against Scotland on Saturday. Schalk Burger will be the vice-captain.

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