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South Africa claimed five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on the weekend - in lawn bowls, judo, swimming and sevens rugby. With five silvers and eight bronzes also in the bag, the team moved up to seventh place on the medals table.
Five new Centres of Excellence, which will be hosted at South Africa's top universities, will help increase the number of world-class researchers in the country as well as attract and retain research excellence, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation recently celebrated its fifth year, marking the festivity with achievements that its namesakes would be proud of.
The Reserve Bank has launched a new bi-metal R5 coin with added security features in a bid to outsmart counterfeiters, and urged South Africans to familiarise themselves not only with the new R5 coin, but with all South African currency.