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Women in science are honoured

science---thumbSouth Africa has paid tribute to its scientists in the Women in Science Awards, an annual event that acts to honour the leaders in the field, as well as inspire young women and girls to pursue a career in the field.

South Africa takes the G77 hotseat

South Africa has assumed the chairmanship of the Group of 77 plus China just as the global community needs to ramp up efforts to agree on development priorities and goals to take the work of the Millennium Development Goals forward and to transform development beyond 2015.

End of year statement by President Jacob Zuma

Read South African President Jacob Zuma’s statement to mark the end of 2014.

South African policies help to reduce poverty, says World Bank

Tight fiscal policy and well-targeted social support, such as child and disability grants and free basic services, have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty. If South Africa can ride out external factors, the World Bank states, its economy will grow and its social programmes will continue.

South African policies help to reduce poverty, says World Bank

Tight fiscal policy and well-targeted social support, such as child and disability grants and free basic services, have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty. If South Africa can ride out external factors, the World Bank states, its economy will grow and its social programmes will continue.

The rise of South African-Angolan relations

Once sworn enemies, in 2012 Angola became South Africa's biggest trading partner on the continent. More than 22 bilateral agreements across a wide range or sectors have been signed between the two nations, and the South Africa-Angola Chamber of Commerce advises local companies on operating in Angola.

The rise of South African-Angolan relations

Once sworn enemies, in 2012 Angola became South Africa's biggest trading partner on the continent. More than 22 bilateral agreements across a wide range or sectors have been signed between the two nations, and the South Africa-Angola Chamber of Commerce advises local companies on operating in Angola.

Rural doctors are a prescription for good health

Rural health care workers in South Africa are a hardy, dedicated lot. They travel great distances and often have to make do with what they have at hand. But it also gives them a close bond with their patients and an insight into treating the whole person. These challenges make them better doctors, says Rural Doctor of the Year Jenny Nash.

Rural doctors are a prescription for good health

Rural health care workers in South Africa are a hardy, dedicated lot. They travel great distances and often have to make do with what they have at hand. But it also gives them a close bond with their patients and an insight into treating the whole person. These challenges make them better doctors, says Rural Doctor of the Year Jenny Nash.

Wind-up heart rate monitor will help save Africa’s babies

A unique clinical innovation developed by South African non-profit PowerFree Education Technology aimed at helping to curb high rates of infant mortality across Africa is being fine tuned and commercialised through a partnership with global technology firm Royal Philips.