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South Africa has submitted its bid documents to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world's most powerful radio telescope – arguably the country's most important contest since its successful bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.   »

Springboks show fine form in Fiji win
The Springboks showed greatly improved form in a clinical 49-3 dismantling of Fiji in Wellington on Saturday, but Skipper John Smit downplayed the victory afterwards, saying it was too early to say who was "laying down a marker" at the Rugby World Cup.   »
Three peace laureates and a mountain
Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former president FW de Klerk have pledged their support for Table Mountain – Nelson Mandela's "mountain of hope" – in the race to be named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.   »
Census 2011: 'know your enumerator'
A total of 2.8-million posters bearing photos and contact details of the people who will be doing the counting will be distributed ahead of Census 2011, as part of Statistics South Africa's "Know Your Enumerator" campaign.   »
Richards Bay IDZ opens for business
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone on South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal coast has finally commenced its Phase 1A development in preparation for forthcoming investors, with a R1-billion fertiliser plant investment expected in October.   »
SA-EU summit ends on positive note
South Africa and the European Union concluded their annual summit, held at the Kruger National Park, on a positive note last week, signalling that they could be close to resolving their differences.   »
Funding 'vital to tackling climate change'
Climate change cannot be tackled without an agreement that includes finance, technology and capacity building, South African President Jacob Zuma said at a preparatory meeting ahead of the forthcoming UN climate summit in Durban.   »
South Africa to beef up climate policy
South Africa will beef up its climate policy to ensure that all government departments respond effectively to the issue of climate change, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.   »
Xhosa knitwear design goes global
When Laduma Ngxokolo decided to create a range of men's knitwear as part of a research project at South Africa's Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, he had no idea his love of knitting would cause such a stir in the fashion industry.   »
Developing future football stars in Alex
Having conquered the local soccer scene, former Bafana Bafana midfielder Maimane Phiri is unearthing new football talent in Johannesburg's Alexandra township as coach of Vodacom League newcomers FC Alex.   »

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