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South Africa celebrates Africa Day

The continent's diversity is celebrated in its arts and culture this Africa Day, on 25 May. South Africa is celebrating the day with a month-long celebration of what it means to be African. And in Johannesburg, the fourth Pan-African Cultural Congress will look at harnessing cultural diversity.

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Free trade area to link Cape and Cairo

A market of over 600 million people with a combined gross domestic product of more than $1- trillion will be created with the launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area in June. It will link consumers across Africa, from Egypt to South Africa.


Addo's lion cubs leave home

The three orphaned lion cubs at Addo Elephant National Park are now nine months old and have been moved from their protected boma to a camp where they can start hunting and fending for themselves. Rangers will keep a watchful eye as they return to the wild.


South Africa to start digital migration

South Africa will not meet the international deadline to migrate from analogue, but it will begin with an awareness campaign and roll out set top boxes to five million poor homes over the next two years. It is also signing agreements on frequency interference with neighbouring nations.


South Africa's Modise hailed for top career

Portia Modise should be celebrated. She was the first African footballer to score more than 100 goals in international competition. She has announced her retirement from playing to take up coaching after a career in which she was the country's top goal scorer, male and female.


Bigger Cape World Heritage Site is on cards

The Southern Cape's Afromontane forests most of them part of the Garden Route National Park are being considered for a ranking on the World Heritage List. This would double the size of the existing site, and expand the Cape Floral Kingdom already under protection.

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