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  • Welcome home, Rolene
    South Africans have been urged to give a proudly South African welcome to Rolene Strauss, the new Miss World. She is landing back home at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning, and everyone is urged to be there, waving flags and blowing their vuvuzelas. Strauss is the first Miss World from a democratic South Africa.
  • Hi-tech boost for fight against rhino poaching
    The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, which has one of the largest rhino populations in the world, has reportedly experienced a 92% reduction in poaching incidents during a year-long project that has included the use of South African-built drones.
  • Vlogging the South African story
    Independent young South Africans are choosing to share their experiences and thoughts with followers around the world by vlogging, or blogging by using video. All you need, says creator of youtubestars.co.za Gabriel Erasmus, is a camera, an internet connection and a desire to be famous...
  • 'Significant progress' for SA's nuclear programme
    A tender process for the building of new nuclear power stations in South Africa will soon be introduced as the government wraps up workshops with potential vendor countries, such as Russia, France, China, South Korea and the US, the Presidency said on Wednesday.
  • SA makes 'intensive investment' in infrastructure
    As the country battles with an erratic power supply, recent financial data from Statistics South Africa indicates increased investment by players in the electricity, gas and water supply industry, with capital expenditure rising by almost 92% to R24,3- billion in the third quarter 2014.