South African scientists depart on whale studying expedition

Scientists have shipped out to research and collect data on humpback whales off the west coast of South Africa. Research will include sampling the environment and tagging whales to better understand their behaviour. Small cameras will also be attached to some whales.

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South Africa backs budding artists

South Africa's Department of Arts and Culture says art and music can help the country as a whole, through encouraging its young citizens to hone their artistic skills to keep them from turning to a life of crime. Sectorial and provincial consultations taking place throughout the country.

Zuma to discuss fees impasse

With the South African government affirming its commitment to education funding, President Jacob Zuma is set to meet university management and student leaders on Friday to discuss the countrywide stalemate over fee increases.

South Africa's IEC has a new chairperson

Vuma Glenton Mashinini would take the helm at the Independent Electoral Commission, The Presidency announced this week, taking over from Terry Tselane, who served as the acting chairperson since 2014. Mashinini has previously served as deputy chief electoral officer of the IEC.

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