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Today’s athletes, tomorrow’s legends

rugby---thumbSport has always played an important part in South Africa’s history, from sporting isolation to hosting of the major sporting events. Now government is harnessing the power of sport to build a nation from the grassroots up.

South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Two South Africans have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which recognises local solutions to local problems. The engineers will vie with 10 other African inventors to win the £25 000 grand prize and receive commercialisation training and mentoring.

Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

Nontsikelelo Qwelane forgets her aching knees when she takes up her chalk at the beginning of a school day. At age 94, after 73 years in front of a classroom, this lifelong teacher insists she is not tired. She remains devoted to her vocation, and her pupils.

Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher

Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacherNontsikelelo Qwelane forgets her aching knees when she takes up her chalk at the beginning of a school day. At age 92, after 73 years in front of a classroom, this lifelong teacher insists she is not tired; instead, she is still devoted to her vocation, and her pupils.  

R3bn solar plants unveiled in Northern Cape

A consortium led by British company Globeleq launched two solar power plants, representing a combined investment of R3-billion, in the Northern Cape this week. The De Aar and Droogfontein solar photovoltaic plants will together add 100 MW of renewable energy to South Africa's national grid.

Bafana squad named for tour Down Under

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has announced an 18-man squad to play international friendly matches against Australia and New Zealand next month. South Africa's previous two encounters with the Socceroos both ended in draws; in their only previous encounter with New Zealand, in 2009, they won 2-0.

Cricket SA launches Centre of Excellence

Cricket South Africa launched a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence at the University of Pretoria on Thursday as part of its drive to raise the level of cricket development in the country. CSA general manager Corrie van Zyl described the facility as "the equal of any other in the world".

Stockbroking world is Dlamini’s oyster

Lethu Dlamini, a 22 year old junior research analyst at Thebe Stockbroking, has taken part in a week long internship programme at the London office of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson, one of the world's largest insurers, thanks to assistance from travel agency Club Travel.

Mandela posters show world’s respect

Among the many tributes to former president Nelson Mandela is a poster art project started by two South African designers. Instead of the 95 entries they hoped for, they got 700.
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BlackBerry opens third apps lab in SA

Smartphone and tablet maker BlackBerry has announced the opening of its third BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa, based at the JoziHub mobile and ICT co-creation hub in Johannesburg.