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  • Watch: Trevor Noah, new host of the Daily Show

    South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace the legendary Jon Stewart as host of the US Daily Show when Stewart steps down later this year after 15 years. Reaction to the news took over social media across the world yesterday. We bring some you the best responses - and video of Noah's best performances.

  • 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.

  • Oxford and UCT: oldest universities working together for new solutions

    The Universities of Cape Town and Oxford, each the oldest universities in their countries, have long been partners in research to find innovative solutions to the problems of today, and the future. This was highlighted during a recent visit to UCT by a high-level delegation from the prestigious English university.

  • 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.