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, one of the continent's leading political magazines, has published its
100 Most Influential Africans of 2015 issue. While dominated by Nigerians, South Africans on the
list include Mmusi Maimane, Trevor Noah and the students of #FeesMustFall, crossing political
and cultural lines.
Many South African men joined the international campaign Movember to become walking and
talking billboards for men's health issues. The annual campaign encourages men to ditch the
razor and grow their facial hair as a fundraising initiative and to promote public conversation.
Gauteng must diversify its economy to alleviate the after-effects of deindustrialisation in the
mining and steel sectors, it was agreed at the Gauteng City Region Spatial Planning Summit.
Discussions also examined the current special form of the province, and how to stop urban
To improve education, the Motsepe Foundation will invest more than R100-million over the next
decade in three sporting and cultural competitions organised by the Department of Basic
Education. Football, netball, choral and traditional music will benefit from the donation.
South Africans will not be able to submit their applications for identity documents and passports
for a week from 27 November because the Department of Home Affairs will be undertaking
systems upgrades. It is expected that the upgrades will improve its services.
Organisers of the Nuclear Supply Chain conference, to be held in South Africa at the start of
December, have urged companies working in construction to participate in their discussions.
There are opportunities for the country's construction industry in the new build programme, they
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