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UWI honours Desmond Tutu with Luminary Award

The University of the West Indies has named Desmond Tutu the recipient of its Luminary Award. His daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth,...

Watch: South African firefighters’ song and dance in Canada goes viral

As a team of 300 firefighters from South Africa's Working on Fire programme landed in Canada to join efforts to battle a massive wildfire raging in the country's Alberta province, they broke into a traditional song and dance routine in the airport arrivals hall. The video of their performance has inspired Canadians - and gone viral across the world.

South African firefighters well-received in Canada

South African firefighters well-received in Canada

A crew of 48 firefighters from the South African organisation Working on Fire has been well- received in Canada, where they have been deployed to help battle wild fires in Edmonton, Alberta and British Columbia. They have received high praise from the Canadians.
SA labour law compares well globally: report

Canada to open Africa trade office in Joburg

Canadian trade finance agency Export Development Canada will open its first African office in Johannesburg in 2015, Canada's minister of international trade, Ed Fast, announced during his visit to South Africa on Monday.
South African mining 'on the rise again'

South African mining ‘on the rise again’

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe emphasised positive developments and untapped potential in South Africa's mining industry during a working visit to Canada this week during which he engaged intensively with mining executives, investors, bankers and asset managers.
Zuma urges Canada to invest in SA

Zuma urges Canada to invest in SA

South Africa offers good investment prospects for countries like Canada, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Tuesday during the state visit of Canadian Governor-General David Johnston.
Criminal justice revamp 'under way'

Crime Line wins international awards

South Africa's Crime Line tip-off service scooped three awards at the 2010 Crime Stoppers International conference in Halifax, Canada for the innovative media campaigns that it ran before and during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Gallery part 2: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!

From a fishmonger's in northern Holland to a statue in Helsinki, a protest against the Central Bank of Iceland, a drumming circle in Toronto, and Canada Day celebrations in Ottowa, South Africa's once-vilified vuvuzela is taking over the world. View our photo gallery of the invasion.
Gallery: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!

Canada, asylum and the sprinkler salesman

Canadian immigration official William Davis refused asylum to a gay Albanian man whose wife's brothers were out to kill him and an Afghan targeted by the Taliban, but granted it to a sometime garden sprinkler salesman from South Africa, writes Simon Barber.

Canada to share GIS know-how

Canada to share GIS know-how

South Africa's Geographic Infomation Systems capability may soon get a boost from Canada. High commissioner Sandelle Shaw says Canada views South Africa as a strategic partner for science and technology on the continent.


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