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Africa's first biofuel flights take off in South Africa

29 July 2016 | 0 comments

In a first for Africa, flights fuelled with a biofuel made from a tobacco plant grown in Limpopo travelled successfully between Johannesburg and Cape Town earlier this month. It is believed biofuels could...

South Africa's Kagiso Rabada breaks awards record

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

South African 2016 Cricketer of the Year Kagiso Rabada is the youngest player to have won Cricket South Africa's highest honour. The fast bowler took home a record six trophies at the annual awards...

Kenyan running shoe company inspired by country's Olympic spirit

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Kenyan athletes have dominated the world of long-distance running for decades. A new Kenyan company wants to use that dominance to enter the competitive but lucrative global running shoe consumer market....

Aid agencies seek $1.2 billion to fight southern Africa drought

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Humanitarian agencies said Thursday that they need $1.2 billion in critical aid for seven drought-stricken countries in southern Africa, as the El Nino weather phenomenon continues to devastate crops...

Strike threatens petrol shortages in S.Africa: union

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

At least 20,000 South African petroleum industry workers went on strike Thursday, a union official said, warning that pumps at filling stations could run dry in about three days.Employees picketed outside...

South African win at Google Science Fair

27 July 2016 | 0 comments

A young South Africa has walked away with the Google Science Fair Community Impact Award in the Africa/Middle East region, and has made it to the final leg of the competition. Her winning entry is an economically...

Q&A with South African athlete Akani Simbine

27 July 2016 | 0 comments

Akani Simbine, a South African athlete competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this year, recently set a new 100m record for his country. With only days to go till the Olympic Games, Simbine shares...

S.African police rescue 57 children trafficked from Malawi

26 July 2016 | 0 comments

South African police said Monday they rescued 57 children who had been smuggled into the country in an unventilated delivery truck from Malawi.The group of children was discovered during the weekend at...

Racism accusations fly a week before S.Africa poll

26 July 2016 | 0 comments

The first black leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Tuesday accused the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of running a racist election campaign ahead of fiercely-fought municipal polls.Democratic...

S.Africa court gives Zuma 45 days to pay $500,000 bill

26 July 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has 45 days to pay back $500,000 of public money spent refurbishing his private home, a lawyer said Tuesday, after the Constitutional Court approved the sum.The court...

Racism accusations fly a week before S.Africa poll

26 July 2016 | 0 comments

The first black leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Tuesday accused the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of running a racist election campaign ahead of fiercely-fought municipal polls.Democratic...

'Sugar daddies' and 'blessers': A threat to AIDS fight

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Lebogang Motsumi, 27, still remembers the moment when she learnt she had contracted HIV from a man a decade her senior.

Pokemon Go players risk all for their monsters

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Walk into a minefield, enter a military base or simply cross the road without looking: fans of Pokemon Go are prepared to do whatever it takes to capture the likes of Pikachu and its friends.

Drug ATM for South Africans

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Latest technological advancements meet health care with the pharmacy dispensing unit (PDU). Working like an ATM, people in need of medicine are able to draw treatments they need. The facility is currently...

SKA South Africa invests in local people

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

The Northern Cape Square Kilometre Array, outside the remote town of Carnarvon, has changed the lives of the local community. Three citizens of the town told visitors about how the radio telescope...

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