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First World Forestry Congress for Africa

First World Forestry Congress for Africa

For the first time in its 85-year history, the World Forestry Congress will come to Africa. The congress's next gathering, held under the auspices of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, will take place in Durban in 2015.

African sun could light world’s cities

In coming years, Africa’s big sun-drenched skies could provide enough solar energy to light up some of the world’s biggest cities.
Powering towards a green economy

Amarula one of world's top 10 liqueurs

Amarula one of world’s top 10 liqueurs

South Africa's popular cream and marula spirit, Amarula, debuted in sixth place in a recent poll of the world's hottest bar brands by respected global publication Drinks International.

Defeating malaria “within reach”

The World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report 2010 shows the substantial progress made in malaria control and prevention in Africa and other high-risk regions, and outlines the work still needed for the disease's eventual elimination.
Malaria cases halved in SA

‘La vita’ looks ‘bella’ for Debora Patta

South African journalist Debora Patta was recently honoured by the Italian Women in the World organisation with an award for her outstanding contribution to South African society in the field of communications.
Media awards for SA women

Africa in the new world order

Kgalema Motlanthe, South Africa's deputy president, looks at how African economies' resilient performance during the global financial crisis points to the continent's new place in a changing world.
Development goals on track

Thank you, World!

"You arrived with open minds. And embraced the spirit of Africa ..." South Africa thanks all the teams and fans who visited the country "for helping make the 2010 Fifa World Cup one the world will never forget".

From Football Fridays to Fly the Flag Fridays

Brand South Africa is to keep the momentum of solidarity and national pride built up in the country during the 2010 Fifa World Cup by morphing its successful Football Fridays campaign into a new Fly the Flag Fridays initiative.

Gallery part 2: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!

From a fishmonger's in northern Holland to a statue in Helsinki, a protest against the Central Bank of Iceland, a drumming circle in Toronto, and Canada Day celebrations in Ottowa, South Africa's once-vilified vuvuzela is taking over the world. View our photo gallery of the invasion.
Gallery: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!

Gallery: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!

From a stadium in Oregon to a beer garden in Germany, a pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong, a gay pride march in Seattle, and 2010 Fifa World Cup fan fests everywhere, South Africa's once-vilified vuvuzela is taking over the world. View our photo gallery of the invasion.
Gallery: Mandela meets Bafana Bafana

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