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Historical issues are hampering transformation: Zuma

Policies that help create black industrialists in townships and rural areas need to be the focus of the newly appointed Black Economic Empowerment Council, President Jacob Zuma said at the council's inaugural session held at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday.

 President Jacob Zuma addresses the BEE Council

Amla, Du Plessis lead SA to smashing victory over Irish

It was another record-breaking day for the Proteas as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis shared a second-wicket stand of 247 against the Irish in their World Cup pool match at Canberra on Tuesday. The Proteas scored more than 200 runs in the final 20 overs for the second match in a row.


KaXu Solar One to ease pressure on SA's energy grid

South Africa opened its first solar thermal electricity plant KaXu Solar One near Pofadder in the Northern Province on Monday. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will add 100MW of electricity from the sun to the national grid, equal to the consumption of 80000 houses.


Eskom's Medupi power station produces first electricity

The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.


We will be prepared for a fight, says Protea coach

Proteas' assistant coach Adrian Birrell says the South Africans are taking their World Cup group match against Ireland on Tuesday morning seriously. The Irish "bat long and deep. They know how to chase targets ... We are fully aware of what they can do," says Birrell, who coached Ireland from 2002 to 2007.


Gallant Amajimbos have much to be proud of

The South African national under-17 team lost 2-0 to Mali in the 2015 African Youth Championship final in Niger on Sunday night. But, says coach Molefi Ntseki, said he was proud of his boys' spirited performance.

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