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Zuma opens new Eastern Cape schools

President Jacob Zuma opened 49 new schools in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday as the government moved to improve education in the province with a multi-million rand programme to replace "mud schools" with proper facilities.

‘Mud schools’ to be replaced in E Cape

Thousands of Eastern Cape learners will benefit from a multi-billion rand government programme to replace all the dilapidated and ill-equipped "mud schools" in the province over the next three years, starting with the first batch of 49 identified schools this year.

South African education project wins top award

A South African non-profit organisation with a unique approach to improving education has won an international corporate social responsibility award.
Tackling SA’s education challenges

Housing from industrial by-products

Using by-products of mining and manufacturing, a group of South African companies has devised a more cost- and time-efficient way of easing the country's affordable housing backlog.

SA to host landspeed record attempt

South Africa's Northern Cape province is set to become the focus of speed freaks worldwide when an attempt on the world land speed record is made at the 19-kilometre Hakskeen Pan in 2013.

Durban’s plan to offset COP 17 footprint

An estimated 15 000 tons of CO2 is expected to be produced during the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, but Durban has a plan to offset the event's carbon footprint in full - and then some.

India’s Wipro to expand in South Africa

India-based ICT and business process outsourcing company Wipro Technologies plans to set up a strategic delivery centre in South Africa that will create job opportunities for about 1 000 skilled professionals over the next three years.

De Jager named Davis, Fed Cup captain

John-Laffnie de Jager, captain of the South African Davis Cup team since 2009, has now also been named captain of the country's Fed Cup team by the South African Tennis Association.

Rural Africa focus of climate project

Information about how climate change may affect any city, town or village in Africa until the next century will be available by mid-2012 as scientists localise global climate data.
Rural community goes 'green'

John Deere to build warehouse in SA

US-based agricultural machinery company John Deere is to invest R150-million in a new state-of-the-art parts distribution warehouse, which will support dealers across sub-Saharan Africa, close to OR Tambo International Airport outside Johannesburg.