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The townships in South Africa's Gauteng province are set for a major facelift, with the provincial government budgeting R4.4-billion over the next five years for building more houses, improving their quality and eradicating corruption around their allocation.
South Africa is working towards tackling crime from a more holistic angle, taking into account societal issues which influence the spread and intensity of crime, says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.
Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has produced Africa's first low-wattage, solar-powered desktop computer. The IMPI Mk1 requires less energy and other resources, and can withstand hot and dusty conditions, making it ideal for Africa's remote rural areas.
Chad le Clos claimed an individual bronze and added a further bronze as a member of the South African medley relay team on Tuesday evening to take his individual haul to seven medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she is confident that construction of South Africa's new coal-fired power plant, the 4 764 MW Medupi power station in Limpopo province, will be completed by December.
The United States is to set up centres to train Africa's next generation of political and economic leaders - starting next year with centres in Senegal, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya - as it moves to expand US President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.
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