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Elections 2014: expats all set to vote

The thousands of South Africans living overseas who have registered to vote in this year's general elections will cast their votes when stations open around the world, beginning with the SA High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand, at 7am on Wednesday (or 9pm Tuesday local time).

SA beadwork tapestries on show in Washington

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence, an exhibition showcasing the intricately beaded tapestries of a South African artists' collective, is currently running at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum in Washington.

Cape Town becomes bike-friendly

Cycle lanes in Cape Town are being painted green to demarcate them. It's part of the city's bicycle master plan, which includes an expanded network of cycle lanes and bike-sharing, and a healthier public and a healthier environment.
Exploring bicycle culture in SA

‘Agoa 2.0’ to underpin US-Africa growth

The United States will be looking to work with African experts and leaders on forging an improved "Agoa 2.0" ahead of the planned renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, US Trade Representative Michael Froman told a two-day forum in Addis Ababa this week.

Graça Machel – freedom fighter for life

Graça Machel has been the first lady of two countries – to each of them she has brought her extraordinary warmth, dignity and unerring belief in doing right.
Obama inspires tomorrow's leaders

Teleconference Tuesday, July 16 to Discuss “Mandela Day” Events

Ambassador of South Africa, Congressional Black Caucus Chair and TransAfrica to Preview Nationwide Celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday.

SA 2nd in world for budget transparency

South Africa ranks second in the world for the transparency and accountability of its budget processes, according to the latest Open Budget Index Survey by the Washington-based International Budget Partnership.

Australian exploration firm lists on JSE

Australian minerals exploration and development company Ferrum Crescent, which has sole operations in South Africa's Limpopo province, has secured a secondary listing on the JSE's main board.

SA mine detector gets top recognition

The South African-made Husky 2G Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector has been named one of the top 10 greatest military inventions by the US army.
Swedish army prefers SA vehicle

BRICS and Africa in the new world order

The rise of developing countries, exemplified by the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is changing the old way of doing business, and calls for a "reformatting" of the investor mindset, argues South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.