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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.
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
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
80 000 houses.
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.
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.
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
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