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Cape Town taxi ranks to get free wifi

Commuters at Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks will get access to free wifi, according to Project Isizwe, which will offer a cap of 250MB at a speed of 15mbps. Living without information is unthinkable, says the group, which also drives access in other parts of South Africa.

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South Africa tackles water issues

Scientists agree that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis, although the issue is more quality and quantity, they point out. The government is looking at a range of solutions, and has issued a tender to develop an Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy.

South Africa's Mboweni goes to university

Tito Mboweni, a former governor of the Reserve Bank, is to become an honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, in the School of Economics and Business Sciences. He says he is delighted, while Wits welcomes his political and economic savvy.

Women's Month looks at unity in South Africa

For the month of August, the nation will be encouraged to celebrate the role of women in South Africa's history. Female leaders today, across sectors, will also be a focal point of the month, which marks the Women's March against apartheid in 1956.

South Africa's unemployment rate falls

In its Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Statistics South Africa reports that the unemployment rate fell to 25% in the second quarter. Statistician-general Pali Lehohla said there had been growth in employment since 2011, even though it fluctuated. Most jobs were in the formal sector.

Team South Africa announced for African Games

The African Games previously called the All Africa Games start on 4 September in Brazzaville. It's a chance for athletes across the continent to gain glory for their countries, and show their abilities for selection for the Olympics, held the following year.

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