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Welcome home, Rolene

South Africans have been urged to give a proudly South African welcome to Rolene Strauss, the new Miss World. She is landing back home at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning, and everyone is urged to be there, waving flags and blowing their vuvuzelas. Strauss is the first Miss World from a democratic South Africa.

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'Significant progress' for SA's nuclear programme

A tender process for the building of new nuclear power stations in South Africa will soon be introduced as the government wraps up workshops with potential vendor countries, such as Russia, France, China, South Korea and the US, the Presidency said on Wednesday.


Hi-tech boost for fight against rhino poaching

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, which has one of the largest rhino populations in the world, has reportedly experienced a 92% reduction in poaching incidents during a year-long project that has included the use of South African-built drones.


Vlogging the South African story

Independent young South Africans are choosing to share their experiences and thoughts with followers around the world by vlogging, or blogging by using video. All you need, says creator of youtubestars.co.za Gabriel Erasmus, is a camera, an internet connection and a desire to be famous...


SA makes 'intensive investment' in infrastructure

As the country battles with an erratic power supply, recent financial data from Statistics South Africa indicates increased investment by players in the electricity, gas and water supply industry, with capital expenditure rising by almost 92% to R24,3- billion in the third quarter 2014.


Building a nation takes time, Zuma tells SA

Remembering the pain of the past should not stop us from building a better tomorrow, President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of a "reconciliation bridge" in Dundee, KwaZulu Natal, on Tuesday.

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