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Ponte City – a beacon of hope in downtown Johannesburg

The unusual Ponte City that towers over Hillbrow has had a chequered history. Once home to the elite hip white city folk, it fell into disrepair. It became a vertical slum, notorious for its crime-infested corridors. But it has been given a new lease of life, and is an example of workable urban regeneration.

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Hiking in South Africa

There's no better way to experience wild places than to put your boots on and your feet on the ground, one in front of the other. South Africa has a huge variety of awesomely scenic hiking trails. Take a look at some of the highlights.
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A cultural melting pot

South African food celebrates the country's rich cultural heritage, as well as taking advantage of the natural bounty of seafood, meat, game and plants. All this food has got to be washed down with something, and our wine has been earning rave reviews internationally for 300 years.
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Relaxing Port Elizabeth

Often overlooked by travellers in search of glitz and glamour, Port Elizabeth is probably South Africa's best-kept secret, with fantastic weather and an enormous range of attractions.

Overview: South African telecommunication facilities

The ins and outs of phoning to and from (and within) South Africa, plus information on dialling codes, directories, time differences, special services and more.
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South Africa’s financial sector

South Africa's financial services sector, backed by a sound regulatory and legal framework, is sound and sophisticated, boasting dozens of domestic and foreign institutions providing a full range of services.

Consumer help: banking, loans, credit, debt

Got a complaint against your bank? Being ripped off by a loan shark? Protect yourself from unfair practices, find out if your lender is registered, or check up on your credit rating.

Infrastructure development in South Africa

South Africa is on a multibillion-rand development drive to remedy the skewed implementation of infrastructure during the apartheid years, and to meet the demands...
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Johannesburg on the move

If you're a city person, you will love Johannesburg. It's a vibrant and dynamic place with a throbbing pulse and an awesome sense of rhythm.
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South African radio online

South Africa's most popular radio stations are available online, so you can tune into South African music, news and talk - no matter where you are in the world.

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