- Solar-Powered Schoolbags Are a Light in the Lives of Underprivileged Students
A South African startup is combining recycled plastic with solar power to give underprivileged school children a stylish schoolbag that also supplies them with light to study by.
Elizabeth Montalbano. Design News. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:55:00 EDT.
- Africa: India's Generic Drug Wars and What it Means for Africa
[SciDev.Net] Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa's health minister, recently fired up debates on global drug policy by warning that proposed changes to Indian patent law could spell death for Africans who depend on cheap, Indian-made drugs. ...
All Africa. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:18:44 GMT.
- Tutu expected out of hospital next week: family
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is expected to be discharged from hospital by the end of next week, his daughter said Aug. 27, as his health improves under treatment for a persistent infection
Hurriyet. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:45:00 +0200.
- Pistorius parole hearing date set
The review board which will decide whether South African athlete Oscar Pistorius should be released from jail will meet on 18 September, reports say.
BBC News. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:44:48 GMT.
- How Elon Musk's Hometown Is Pioneering Free Wifi In Africa
On a commanding hill with a majestic view of the South African capital there is a castle. It’s a real castle, complete with turrets and spires. ...
By Toby Shapshak. Forbes. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:02:00 GMT.
- SA's Van Niekerk wins superb 400m
South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk holds off LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James to win a high-class 400m final.
BBC News. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:07:37 GMT.
- Frost & Sullivan Recognises Best-In-Class Companies Across Africa at Cape Town's Table Bay Hotel
LONDON, Aug. 26, 2015 -- On Thursday, August 20th, Frost & Sullivan honoured recipients of its 2015 Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards Banquet held in Cape Town, South Africa. ...
PR Newswire. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:08:00 EDT.
- South African GDP falls by 1.3% in second quarter
South Africa's economy shrunk in the second quarter, official statistics showed Tuesday, as gross domestic product fell an annualised 1.3 percent, surprising analysts who had predicted a small rise. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:26:56 -0400.
- World Briefing: South Africa: Pistorius Meant to Shoot His Girlfriend, Her Parents Assert
Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend deliberately, her parents, Barry and June Steenkamp, said in their first public comments against a South African court ruling.
Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:16:09 GMT.
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- Observatory: A Piece of the Earliest Baboon Ever Found
A two-million-year-old skull fragment was found in the same South African cave that turned up specimens of an early ancestor to humans in 2010.
Sindya N. Bhanoo. International Herald Tribune. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:43:16 GMT.
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Facts About South Africa
The Republic of South Africa, located in southern Africa, is governed
by a President and a bicameral Parliament. South Africa's
capital city is Pretoria, and its national currency is the Rand.
In 2007, the nation's estimated population was 43,998,000, and the
primary languages used by South Africans are Afrikaans and English.
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