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  • Video: 'Thank you, South Africa' - Proteas captain AB de Villiers

    "To the people of South Africa, and everyone who supported us in this World Cup: thank you very much for your support." Watch Proteas captain AB de Villiers, on behalf of the entire team, thank the fans after the national squad bowed out of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

  • Newspapers report Nelson Mandela's release, 25 years ago

    Twenty-five years ago today, on 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela walked free from 27 years in apartheid prison - an event unthinkable to most South Africans and the world only a few weeks before. The event prompted large-type headlines on the front pages of all the country's newspapers for many days. We take a look back at how Mandela's release was reported a quarter of a century ago.

  • Debate over the dress is put to good use

    Black and blue, or gold and white? The colour of a dress has sparked banter on the internet, including a campaign against domestic violence. And The Salvation Army's Southern Africa Territory says reaction to the campaign has been overwhelming.

  • Youth vlog the South African story

    As download speeds in South Africa increase, and as technology becomes more widely available, more and more people – youngsters in particular – are turning to vlogging as a way of expressing their opinions and commenting on their world. You can watch anything from makeup tips to cat videos.

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  • Budget 2015: in numbers

    Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget speech has received mixed reactions. While income tax is being raised for the first time in 20 years, small to medium sized businesses set to benefit by the doubling of the turnover tax threshold. This summary of the budget shows how Nene’s changes will affect your pocket.
  • South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

    Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015.

  • Cyclists tour and train in South Africa's green oasis

    Australia's Orica GreenEDGE cycling team showed they could play as hard as they worked while they were on a training camp in Mpumalanga. South African Daryl Impey served as tour guide, and took his teammates to the Kruger and other awe-inspiring places along the way.

  • SKA will boost Africa's presence in science fields

    South Africa has spent more than R29-million on bursaries in engineering, astrophysics and astronomy in the past nine years, riding on the back of the SKA project. Young scientists from across the continent have benefited. One day, they may win Nobel prizes for their innovations.

  • Media accreditation open for WEF Africa 2015

    Media accreditation is now open for the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3 to 5 June 2015, with the support of the government of South Africa.