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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
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.