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Could a South African live on Mars?

The science fiction dream of living on another planet could become reality for South African researcher Adriana Marais. She is one of the 100 candidates who are one step closer to living on Mars, an initiative of the Mars One Project, should they make it to the next round in the selection process.

Meet the South Africans who hope to go to Mars

Divashen Govender, Kobus Vermeulen, Edwin le Grange, Adriana Marais and Alexandra Doyle have made it on to the shortlist of 100 candidates being considered for the Mars One space programme.

Sweet deal for cocoa farmers

US sweet manufacturer Mars is investing $10-million (R76-million) in a research programme to develop hardier cacao trees – a project that will benefit about 6.5-million cocoa growers, of which 70% are small-scale producers in Africa.

SA teen back from Mars mission

SA teen back from Mars mission

Nomathemba Kontyo, a 16-year-old from Phillippi in Cape Town, is back in South Africa after spending two weeks with the Mars Exploration Rover mission team at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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