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South Africa is set to make major increases in the scale of an already massive HIV/Aids treatment and prevention programme as the country pushes to meet ambitious new targets for turning the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030.
Telecommunications giant MTN has been named the country's most valuable brand for the second year running in Brand Finance's South Africa Top 50 list, followed by petrochemicals company Sasol, telecoms rival Vodacom, Standard Bank and Absa.
Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.
Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers' R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.
There is plenty at stake for Hashim Amla and company going into the second and final test in Colombo on Thursday. Victory would secure South Africa's second series win in Sri Lanka - and see the Proteas regain the number one spot in the world test cricket rankings.
Bryan Habana, the Springboks' all-time leading try scorer, was placed on standby for
the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday after his French club, Toulon, decided belatedly to release him for the Games.
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