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  • Tutus renew wedding vows on 60th anniversary
    It's a love story most people will find inspiring - Desmond and Leah Tutu pledged their affection and commitment to each other as if it was their first time on their 60th wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Mpho also presided over part of the ceremony.
  • IBM South Africa invests in skills, education
    With its R700-million, 10-year equity equivalent investment programme, IMB South Africa will work with the Department of Trade and Industry to build a research hub at Wits University, as well as foster enterprise development and grow deep skills in the country.
  • Arts festival celebrates power of music
    Questions around African identity and belonging are woven into the programme of the National Arts Festival this year. The festival, which starts today and runs for two weeks, offers almost 2 500 performances of 630 shows, including many from artists from around the continent.
  • Mandela Month: inmates renovate homes
    The month of July means it is Mandela Month in South Africa. In tribute to the former leader, everyone is urged to help uplift people who are less fortunate than themselves. In Cape Town, prison inmates have started to restore homes and build houses.
  • Gibela on track for South African factory
    Construction on the Gibela industrial complex in Gauteng is to begin later this year, says the rail transport consortium. Once fully operational, it will produce 62 trains a year. Local suppliers are crucial, and the facility will help to spark industrial growth in the region.