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18 facts about the 9-metre Mandela statue

Weighing in at more than 3.5 tons, the new statue of Nelson Rolihlala Mandela unveiled on Monday at the Union Buildings shows the father of the nation with his arms outstretched, as if embracing the nation. Find out the facts behind this remarkable feat of art and engineering.
Pretoria revamps Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square

Pretoria revamps Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square

The revamped Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square in Mamelodi, Pretoria is testament to South Africa's struggle for freedom. Mahlangu's statue is now the focal point of the public space, with further enhancements planned for the area.

Safer stoves for all township homes

The creators of a clean cookstove urge businesses to step in and help out families that have no electricity, as part of their social responsibility. And they promise their appliances are safer than paraffin stoves.

South African and Indian scientists team up

The fourth co-operation agreement in the field of science and technology has been signed by South Africa and India. The two have a 20-year history of working together, which they plan to extend and deepen.

Innovation research needs more investment

To improve the economy, it is crucial to improve education and the number and level of maths and science graduates. They, in turn, need to be fed into the research and innovation sector, it was discussed at the launch of the South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators.

Rhino poaching syndicate nabbed in Pretoria

Rhino poaching syndicate nabbed in Pretoria

Elite investigative unit The Hawks struck a blow against rhino poaching in South Africa this week, arresting 10 suspected members of a rhino poaching syndicate that has operated across the country.
Springboks hold off Pumas in Pretoria

Springboks hold off Pumas in Pretoria

The Springboks battled to a 13-6 victory over Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on the weekend to go top of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship after the opening round following a 12-12 draw between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney.
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Zuma to address Freedom Day event in Pretoria

South Africa's main Freedom Day event will take place on Sunday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where President Jacob Zuma will make a special address and a multi-cultural carnival, mirroring the diversity and solidarity of the country, will be staged.

Robots that can save miners’ lives

A dozen robots exploring deep in the platinum mines of the North West province to make sure conditions are safe sounds like something out of Isaac Asimov's Robot novels. But the idea is becoming a reality thanks to a team of South African robotics engineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

20 Years of Freedom exhibition opens in Pretoria

20 Years of Freedom exhibition opens in Pretoria

South Africa's 20 Years of Freedom celebrations get under way in Gauteng province on Thursday when the live, interactive Building the Legacy: 20 Years of Freedom exhibition opens at the Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria.

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