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  • South Africa set to become global leader of green energy
    Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to expand South Africa's renewable energy sector by adding another 6 300MW of wind and solar power to the 5 243MW the government programme already buys from the private sector.
  • Thousands march for peace in Durban
    South Africans took to Durban's streets on Thursday to call for calm and an end to the attacks on foreign nationals, which have claimed five lives and displaced hundreds of others in KwaZulu-Natal over the past two weeks. #WeAreAfrica #StopXenophobia
  • Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks
    President Jacob Zuma has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg, calling for calm. "We cannot accept that when there are challenges we then use violence - particularly to our brothers and sisters from the continent," he said in an interview with SABC on Wednesday night.
  • Take a five-minute holiday to South Africa
    In just five minutes over a pint in London, you can go on an adventure in South Africa. Using Oculus Rift technology, South African Tourism is taking over selected bars in Great Britain, with a virtual reality experience that will have you shark cage-diving and abseiling down Table Mountain.
  • South Africa and US collaborate on medical research
    Medical research grants worth $8-million in first-year funding have been awarded by the National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council. They will target research into HIV and Aids, TB and cancers at eight South African institutions.