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Durban: A place to visit

There is more to Durban than its year-round perfect weather, big surf and golden beaches – though these are reason enough to visit. Durbs is a melting pot of Zulu, Indian and colonial culture, offering good food, great music, a long history and an active lifestyle.

Bringing free wi-fi to the people

BusWifi---thumbIn today's world, access to the internet is a necessity for many, particularly the youth, you can use it for education and job seeking. But it is often difficult and costly. Various projects and municipalities have come to the party, offering free wi-fi to residents, especially in low-income areas.

Girl Ignite offers a path to success

girl-ignite---thumbYoung women and girls in Diepsloot are giving a chance to build a better life through Girl Ignite Africa, a leadership programme that focuses on the helping participants to reach their full potential. It works with Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy, using cycling as a way to get ahead.

African footballers call on their juju men

The Africa Cup of Nations begins in a few days, with Equatorial Guinea taking on Congo in the first match. Players are doing more than limbering up; they are also turning to their magic men for that charm that will bring them success. In Africa, superstition is more than just wearing your lucky underpants.

Khi Solar One: renewable energy for the ages

It looks like something from a sci-fi film, with its massive tower and thousands of wall-like solar mirrors set in an arid and deserted landscape. But Khi Solar One, Africa's first concentrated solar power project, is a very real example of the future of renewable energy.

Places to visit on Madiba’s Journey

South African Tourism is building a pilgrimage route following the life and times of Nelson Mandela through the four provinces that shaped his life. The organisation is confident that in time, people are going to see it as "a must-do kind of thing".

Cape Town is the greenest city in Africa

As the people flock to cities, infrastructure to accommodate the mushrooming urban populations is strained and environmental pressure grows apace. Cape Town has taken heed and is planning for a greener, more sustainable future. One measure is its increasing use of renewable energy sources.

Activism against violence gets a year-long extension

Crime Line has teamed up with the Department of Women to extend the annual 16 Days of Activism for a year. The partners will hold national and provincial dialogues in urban and rural areas to empower people. Activism needs to continue until women and children are no longer threatened, they say.

Infographic: COP20 Summit

It took an extra day of negotiations but delegates to the COP20 summit left Lima, Peru, having made decisions that provide a clear and solid foundation for talks in Paris at the end of next year.

Infographic: South Africa in the UAE

South African political and business leaders were in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), this week for the UAE dialogue. They were looking to attract investment from Emirati businesspeople. Here’s a quick look at some of the more important indicators that tell the story about UAE’s economy.

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