Bafana Bafana made a perfect start to the Orange Africa Nations Championship, or Chan 2014 tournament, with a gritty 3-1 win over Mozambique in an exciting opening game at Cape Town Stadium on 11 January 2014.
With its sophisticated infrastructure and experience in hosting major tournaments, South Africa has become the go-to country in Africa for continental and world sporting events. This year, it's the turn of the CAF African Nations Championship, or Chan 2014, which kicks off on 11 January.
The Japan International Co-operation Agency has released the preliminary findings of a study conducted to find ways of boosting economic development in Southern Africa, particularly along eight economic corridors selected for priority attention.
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