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Easter road safety dos and don'ts

As many South Africans prepare to head off to holiday destinations for the Easter long weekend, the SA National Roads Agency's Elna Fourie offers a few tips on how to get there - and back - safely.

Better late than never. Speed kills.

Mandela's 'Speech from the Dock' - 50 years on

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has released a rare photograph of Nelson Mandela to mark the 50th anniversary of his famous Rivonia Trial speech, in which he declared that he was prepared to die for a free South Africa.


South Africa honours its freedom heroes

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, 56 men and women who made - and are continuing to make - exceptional contributions to the country will receive their National Orders, South Africa's highest civilian honour. The awards will be presented by President Jacob Zuma at a Freedom Day ceremony next Sunday.


Five sports stars to receive National Orders

Five of South Africa's top sports stars - athlete Caster Semenya, swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, Paralympic standout Fanie van der Merwe, wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole, and footballing great Jomo Sono - will receive the country's highest civilian honours on Freedom Day.


First students graduate from Rural Youth Corps

The 6 000 students of the Rural Youth Corps, a four-year skills development programme designed to help transform young job-seekers into job-creators in South Africa's rural areas, graduated this week. "My life has changed for the better," 29-year-old Colbert Mabasa said before the ceremony.


South Africa A to face England Lions in 2015

The England Lions, England's A team, will play two four-day test matches and five limited overs matches against South Africa A in January and February next year, Cricket South Africa and the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. South Africa A will tour England in 2017.

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