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South African chosen to curate German art event

A South African fine arts lecturer, Gabi Ngcobo, has been selected to curate the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Germany. It takes...
South Africa launches first MeerKAT antenna

Max Planck Institute invests in MeerKAT

The German institute is pouring R150-million into building and installing radio receivers on the MeerKAT radio telescope. The project, it says, will grant its scientists access to a world-class facility and its unique unrestricted view on our galaxy, and will boost MeerKAT's scientific potential even further.
South African craft beer a winner in Germany

South African craft beer a winner in Germany

As craft beers become increasingly popular in South Africa, local brewers are raising their game. Stellenbosch brewery Stellenbrau's Craven Craft Lager beat some 38 finalists from around the world to win the prize for best lager at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany.

South Africa: world tourist hotspot

South Africa's popularity as a tourism destination, locally and globally, is on the up and the Department of Tourism says it is well on its way to achieving its goal to be a Top 20 destination by 2020.
SA improves travel, tourism competitiveness

Ciolek wins stage

Ciolek wins stage, leads in Germany

Gerald Ciolek won not only the third stage but also took over the lead at the International Bayern Rundfahrt on Friday, giving South Africa's Team MTN-Qhubeka its first yellow jersey of the cycling season.
New 'first' for Africa's SKA prototype

Germany joins SKA Organisation

Germany has become the 10th member of the organisation that will participate in the detailed design of what will be the world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array. Construction on the SKA is due to begin in South Africa and Australia in 2016.
Green light for SA's SKA precursor

German-South African ‘Year of Science’

South Africa and Germany have launched a research co-operation initiative that aims to foster local skills development and innovation, while providing a platform for further joint ventures in science between the two countries.
Beckenbauer heads to SA for Munich bid

Beckenbauer heads to SA for Munich bid

Germany has turned to soccer great Franz Beckenbauer to add to the depth of their 2018 Winter Olympic bid ahead of the International Olympic Committee's decision, to be announced in South Africa on Wednesday.
2010: 'R55bn boost for SA economy'

2010 and the fall of the Berlin Wall

This week marked the 20th anniversary of the unification of Germany, an event that symbolises some extraordinary parallels between the hosts of the 2006 and 2010 editions of the World Cup.
Video: Vuvuzela

2010: let the revolution begin!

About a year before the 2006 World Cup, Germany experienced something of a social revolution. Like South Africa, German society had no shortage of "baggage". It took the launch of a major initiative branded around the World Cup to unite the country.

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