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  • Cape Town rolls out free Wi-Fi in public buildings
    By June 2015, the City of Cape Town plans to have connected 61 public buildings and public access hot spots with free Wi-Fi as part of its R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy.
  • Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow
    The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.
  • African vessels inspire contemporary artists
    The history of clay is as old as humanity. In Africa, the tradition has been pit-fired vessels, and in a move to motivate contemporary artists to draw on their African roots, Iziko Museums have curated an inspired exhibition that prompted a new series of stamps from the South African Post Office.
  • Count yourself in to end violence against women and children
    The theme for this year's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is "Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward', a call to citizens to act as a collective to end gender-based violence and child abuse in the country.
  • South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela
    Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.