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S.Africa puts first new power station on line in 20 years

S.Africa puts first new power station on line in 20 years

2 March 2015   0 comments
South Africa put its first new power station in 20 years on line Monday as the country grapples with rolling electricity cuts that have hobbled growth in the continent's second-largest economy.The state-owned...

New African news agency launched in South Africa 2 March 2015

A news agency describing itself as Africa's "first syndicated multimedia content service", has been launched by a group of leading African entrepreneurs, the agency said Monday.With an initial investment...

Raging wildfires destroy homes, hotel in Cape Town 2 March 2015

Five houses and an upmarket hotel were destroyed and dozens of people evacuated from their homes as wildfires raged through Cape Town's scenic southern peninsula, firefighters said Monday.A massive firefighting...

We will be prepared for a fight, says Protea coach 2 March 2015

Proteas' assistant coach Adrian Birrell says the South Africans are taking their World Cup group match against Ireland on Tuesday morning seriously. The Irish "bat long and deep. They know how to chase...

Gallant Amajimbos have much to be proud of 2 March 2015

The South African national under-17 team lost 2-0 to Mali in the 2015 African Youth Championship final in Niger on Sunday night. But, says coach Molefi Ntseki, said he was proud of his boys' spirited...

Raging wildfires destroy homes in Cape Town, dozens evacuate...

2 March 2015
Four houses were destroyed and dozens of people evacuated from their homes on Cape Town's southern peninsula as wildfires whipped up by strong winds raged over nearby mountains on Monday, firefighters......

SKA will drive growth of Africa's human capital

1 March 2015
The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to Africa's efforts to build innovation-led, knowledge-based economies, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. It fits into African Union's Science, Technology......

Mpumalanga invests in infrastructure 1 March 2015

Mpumalanga is making progress in the rehabilitation of the coal haulage network, which will mitigate the degradation of roads, says the premier. Construction of the Majuba railway is progressing well...

Travel market looks at responsible tourism in Africa 1 March 2015

More than 400 exhibitors are expected at the World Travel Market Africa, the second year of the travel and tourism conference. It will focus on the travel offerings on the continent, as well as on...

SA researchers measure democracy on social media 1 March 2015

Prof Pierre du Toit and Barend Lutz from Stellenbosch University have developed a method to measure public expressions of support for democracy on Twitter. Digital social media have become major global...

S.Africa repatriates anti-apartheid heroes' remains from Rus... 1 March 2015

The remains of two prominent anti-apartheid activists who were among the mentors of Nelson Mandela were flown back home Sunday nearly 40 years after they died in Russia.President Jacob Zuma led an official...

Baby stolen in South Africa 17 years ago found 27 February 2015

A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, her biological family and South African police said Friday.A...

BMW celebrates one million 3-Series built in SA 27 February 2015

The one-millionth 3-Series sedan rolled off the assembly line at BMW's plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria this week. The factory remains "a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production",...

Foreign trader burned in S.Africa petrol bomb attack 27 February 2015

A foreign shopkeeper was badly burned in a petrol bomb attack in South Africa's Soweto township, police said Friday, in the latest outbreak of xenophobic violence which has killed at least six people.Nine...

Stolen baby found in S.Africa after 17 years 27 February 2015

A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday.A 50-year-old woman has...

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