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Watch video of US President Barack Obama's stirring tribute to Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 10 December, at a memorial service attended by over 90 heads of state and government and, despite the pouring rain, tens of thousands of ordinary South Africans.

South African firm wins Airbus A400M contract

In a major coup for South Africa's aerospace industry, European firm Airbus has contracted local aerospace company Aerosud to produce a number of key components for the full lifespan of the A400M military transport aircraft programme.

Cementing peace in the DRC

With the predominantly Tutsi rebel group M23 routed and vowing to disarm, attention is shifting to how to cement and extend peace across eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and ease the decades-long suffering and deprivation of millions of civilians.

KanyeKanye wins Chicago film award

Zulu short film KanyeKanye wowed audiences at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival, going on to win an Audience Choice award. The story is a township-based Romeo and Juliet fairy tale.

Marriott targets Africa with SA acquisition

Marriott International, the largest publicly traded hotel chain in the United States, is set to acquire South Africa's Protea Hotels, in a transaction that will make Marriott Africa's biggest hotel company by number of rooms in operation or under construction.

SA, Namibia ‘must push cross-border trade’

South Africa and Namibia need to prioritise cross-border infrastructure to facilitate an easier flow of goods and services, President Jacob Zuma told the inaugural meeting of the SA-Namibia Bi-National Commission in Windhoek on Thursday.

US mag tips Durban as SA’s secret jewel

Durban has long been overshadowed internationally by Cape Town, but the city's vibrant blend of Zulu, Indian and British influences, its warm ocean and spectacular beaches should put it firmly on any visitor's itinerary, New York Magazine declares in its latest winter travel issue.

Ghanaian team begins SKA training

Seven Ghanaians arrived in South Africa earlier this month to begin learning how to design, build, operate and maintain an African telescope network that will support the scientific and technical activities of the Square Kilometre Array.

SA teen wows US talent scouts

South African teen performing sensation Kalon Badenhorst captured the attention of two top American music agents at an international talent showcase in Johannesburg on the weekend.

UK firm to open call centres in SA

UK-based call centre operator Webhelp UK is to open two call centres in South Africa, has appointed a chief executive and plans to recruit 1 000 people in the country to staff its local operation, Webhelp South Africa.