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South Africa welcomes back Olympic heroes

South Africans gathered at OR Tambo Airport in Ekurhuleni, situated east of Johannesburg, to welcome back the South African Olympic team from Rio de Janeiro, including gold medal winner Caster Semenya.

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Africa's 2016 Olympic winners

South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia claimed a number of gold medals during the Rio Olympics. Here is a list of all the medal winners from Africa. In total, the continent improved its medal tally from 34 during London's 2012 Olympic games to 45 this year.


National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 gets a new-look logo

South Africa’s National Development Plan has a new brand identity and logo designed to inspire all citizens to work towards the vision of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by the year 2030.


South Africa's new plug standard explained

South Africa's standard triangular plug is set to be replaced. According to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), a new three-point plug design will be both safer and more cost- effective.


Q and A with few of South Africa's influential women

Behind the success of South African stars such as Bonang Matheba, Farah Fortune, Kass Naidoo and Nomzamo Mbatha are women who helped them flourish. They have all gained admirable qualities and valuable life lessons from the women in their lives.


South African female authors share their journeys

Two South African female authors share the journey of their writing process. The books they have penned address issues many women can identify with, one of which tells stories of 11 other women.

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