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    Violent crime in South Africa has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, right? Wrong. In fact, the opposite. A new book by researchers Anine Kriegler and Mark Shaw reveals that the past two decades have shown unprecedented improvement in the physical safety of the vast majority of people in the country.

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    HIV and Aids: How to get treatment and support in South Africa

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    Mandela miniseries filming in South Africa

    A six-part television series on the life of Nelson Mandela is currently being filmed in South Africa. Featuring an all-star cast of international and local actors with Laurence Fishburne as Madiba and Terry Pheto as Winnie the BET-produced series is due out in 2017.

  • Ryno in the Bush, Ryno Erasmus Ryno Erasmus, ranger, wildlife, animals, nature, Ryno in the bush, plants

    Go on safari with South African ranger and vlogger

    Do you know what a bushman's candle is? Ranger Ryno Erasmus explains this and much more on his recently created YouTube channel Ryno in the Bush. He takes you on safari and teaches you all about what to expect in the wild.

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    Download: Guidelines for good business practice in Africa

    The Department of Trade and Industry has published a set of guidelines for good business practice by South African companies operating elsewhere in Africa, to ensure responsible corporate citizenship across the continent. Download the guidelines here.

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    Pan-African passport launched at AU Summit

    A pan-African passport will allow Africans to move freely across African borders. The passport, to be available to heads of state and diplomats first, was launched yesterday. It was among a raft of issues discussed at the 27th African Union Summit in Rwanda.

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