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Demo Africa sheds light on investing in startups
The Demo Africa 2016 conference gave entrepreneurs a chance to network with investors and share ideas. Held in South Africa for the first time, it began with an online mentoring and coaching programme and ended with the selected startups pitching their ideas to investors. [?]
South Africa welcomes back Olympic heroes
South Africans gathered at OR Tambo Airport in Ekurhuleni, situated east of Johannesburg, to welcome back the South African Olympic team from Rio de Janeiro, including gold medal winner Caster Semenya. [?]
Africa's 2016 Olympic winners
South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia claimed a number of gold medals during the Rio Olympics. Here is a list of all the medal winners from Africa. In total, the continent improved its medal tally from 34 during London's 2012 Olympic games to 45 this year. [?]
National Development Plan's Vision 2030 gets a new-look logo
South Africa's National Development Plan has a new brand identity and logo designed to inspire all citizens to work towards the vision of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by the year 2030. [?]
South Africa's new plug standard explained
South Africa's standard triangular plug is set to be replaced. According to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), a new three-point plug design will be both safer and more cost- effective. [?]
Q and A with few of South Africa's influential women
Behind the success of South African stars such as Bonang Matheba, Farah Fortune, Kass Naidoo and Nomzamo Mbatha are women who helped them flourish. They have all gained admirable qualities and valuable life lessons from the women in their lives. [?]
South African female authors share their journeys
Two South African female authors share the journey of their writing process. The books they have penned address issues many women can identify with, one of which tells stories of 11 other women. [?]
South Africa's top women gather
The first Annual Top Women Conference is a symposium that aims to be different. It brings together people who want to make a real difference regarding the gender agenda. Currently under way, the keynote address was delivered by executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. [?]
Video: Must watch Tedx Talks of inspiring South African women
Tedx Talks celebrates the success of South African women. These six women share their stories of discovery, success, and overcoming challenges. [?]
Researcher honoured for drought forecasting tool
The head of ICT at the Central University of Technology in the Free State has developed a tool to predict drought, as accurately as 98%. For her work, Dr Muthoni Masinde walked away with a top prize at the annual Women in Science Awards. [?]
Revisiting Zola Budd versus Mary Decker, 1984 Olympics
Middle distance runners South African Zola Budd and American Mary Decker reunite in a new documentary that revisits their much-hyped race at the 1984 Olympics that caused a controversial athletic moment. [?]
WWF South Africa honours river expert
An international river flow expert, Dr Jackie King, has been awarded the Living Planet Award from the World Wildlife Fund South Africa for her vital contribution to sustainability in Africa and around the world. Rivers were the lifeblood of Earth, she said. [?]
Rand leapfrogs Nigeria's naira as Africa's top currency
South Africa's rand is the continent's top currency again after investors were enticed to the country because of Brexit and the local election results of 3 August. However, economists believe the lead will be short, with the Nigerian naira making a comeback in the near future. [?]
50 South African youth initiatives' stories shared in book
The book Activate! Change Drivers looks at young people in South Africa who are part of a network who do good work in their communities today. It also looks at how bright the future could be if these youth continue their work to 2030. [?]
South Africa's top female Olympians - part 2
Celebrate Women's Month in the second part of our two-part feature highlighting some of the best South African female Olympians who are going for gold in Rio de Janeiro this August. [?]
Behind the scenes of 7de Laan
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a long-running television soapie? Melissa Javan spends time on the set of 7de Laan, one of South Africa's favourite shows, where she finds out what it takes to bring the characters to life. [?]
Women's monument unveiled in Tshwane
The Women's Living Heritage Monument at Lillian Ngoyi Square was officially unveiled in Pretoria on Tuesday 9 August 2016, National Women's Day. It honours the contribution made by women to South Africa's freedom. [?]
South Africa's top female Olympians
Celebrate Women's Month in our two-part feature highlighting some of the best South African female Olympians who are going for gold in Rio de Janeiro this August. [?]
Fighting fire with motherly instincts
Buyiselwa Ngqawani of the Working on Fire programme says she has no fear when she has to take out any fires - no matter how big or small it is. In celebration of Women's Month, she shares details of her career. [?]
South African artist to serve residency in France
Nelson Makamo is one of South Africa's prominent artistic talents and showcasing his talent in southern France during a three-month residency there. He will produce works for exhibitions in Paris and Munich as a showcase of his development as an artist. [?]

Blatter again defends WC decisions

Fifa President Sepp Blatter used his time in SA to defend his organisation’s decision to award Qatar and Russia WC hosting rights.

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Chelsea can retain title – Lampard

Chelsea's Frank Lampard is convinced the English champions can retain their Premier League title.

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Dell to buy compellent

Dell says it has a deal to buy the data storage company Compellent Technologies for $884-million.

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BHP Billiton strike still on

“We call on our members to intensify their militant action until an acceptable offer is presented by the spoilt golden boys and girls of BHP Billiton,” says Numsa.

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The year when the internet came to power

In the old days, leaks came in plain brown envelopes containing a few hastily photocopied pages.

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Oprah climbs Sydney Harbout Bridge

US talkshow host Oprah Winfrey joined the biggest ever group climb of Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday.

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‘No Skype in Cwele case’

The court has ruled against the State’s application to have a witness testify from Brazil via Skype.

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India putting history behind them

While India have never won in a Test series South Africa, they’re convinced this team is different.

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Zuma signs defence bill

President Jacob Zuma on Monday signed the Defence Amendment Bill into law.

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SA can’t bring all bodies home

The government doesn’t have the money to fetch the remains of all the MK members who died in African countries during the apartheid struggle,says kwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize.

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WikiLeaks rival ‘coming soon’

The former deputy to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is vowing to launch a rival site - dubbed “Openleaks” - soon.

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5 killed as car hits cart

Five people have been killed when a car crashed into the donkey cart they were riding on

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Warder shot in PE hospital

A prisoner has escaped after shooting a warder in Port Elizabeth's Livingstone Hospital.

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France hostage drama ends

Half a dozen infants taken hostage by a teenager with two swords at a nursery school in France have been released.

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EU weighs Ivory Coast sanctions

Brussels - European Union foreign ministers are considering imposing sanctions on the Ivory Coast, putting pressure on incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish power after a disputed presidential election.

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Cwele case: defence opposes Skype

The State’s application to have its crucial witness testify via Skype was vehemently opposed by the defence.

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15 dead in Somali battles

At least 15 people have reportedly been killed and 30 others injured in heavy fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Berlusconi urges unity in crisis

Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has urged lawmakers to support him in looming no-confidence votes, warning that bringing down his government would be “folly” because stability is essential as the country battles economic crisis.

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Human error strands SA submarine

The woes of the Navy's SAS Manthatisi, which has been out of commission for nearly three years, include fuses blown because somebody inserted a plug in the wrong socket.

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Kourtney’s tot turns one

Socialite Kourtney Kardashian’s child Mason has delighting his family with the progress he is making, including walking and “starting to talk”.

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