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SA commits R1bn to supporting black industrialists

A R1-billion government incentive scheme aimed at developing black industrialists will help South Africa achieve radical transformation of its economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the Black Industrialists Indaba held in Midrand this week.

South Africa to seek solutions to electricity constraints

A summit for all stakeholders government, business and civil society will be held to find solutions to the electricity constraints in South Africa, according to the deputy president. He said progress had been made in the president's five-point plan to assist Eskom.

Langa closes its streets to cars

Part of Langa will be car-free when the Cape Town township opens its streets to pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and others on Sunday, 29 March. Open Streets gets people to interact with their city in new ways - like a giant game of Scrabble on the road, for example.

Work is on track at Sol Plaatje University

Construction at the university in Kimberley is meeting its milestones and will be ready for its 2016 student intake. The central campus is part of this phase, it will encompass six of eight multi-storey buildings at an estimated cost of over R900-million.

South Africa's 4+1 plan to boost maths teachers

We need to be extremely radical in our determination to save our children, the Department of Basic Education said when it announced the implementation of its teacher development plan that is at improving the teaching of maths in South African schools.

Proteas are proud, but heartbroken

"We play to make a difference in our country back home," said an emotional Proteas captain AB de Villiers after his team lost in the final over to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semifinal at Eden Park on Tuesday.

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