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Violent crime in South Africa has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, right? Wrong. In fact, the opposite. A new book by researchers Anine Kriegler and Mark Shaw reveals that the past two decades have shown unprecedented improvement in the physical safety of the vast majority of people in the country.
There are many free services in South Africa for people living with HIV - and for their friends
and family. Here is a guide to where you can get help and advice.
A six-part television series on the life of Nelson Mandela is currently being filmed in South
Africa. Featuring an all-star cast of international and local actors – with Laurence Fishburne as
Madiba and Terry Pheto as Winnie – the BET-produced series is due out in 2017.
Do you know what a bushman's candle is? Ranger Ryno Erasmus explains this and much more on
his recently created YouTube channel Ryno in the Bush
. He takes you on safari and
teaches you all about what to expect in the wild.
The Department of Trade and Industry has published a set of guidelines for good business practice by South African companies operating elsewhere in Africa, to ensure responsible corporate citizenship across the continent. Download the guidelines here.
A pan-African passport will allow Africans to move freely across African borders. The passport,
to be available to heads of state and diplomats first, was launched yesterday. It was among a
raft of issues discussed at the 27th African Union Summit in Rwanda.
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