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Rebecca Harrison

South Africans venture north in Africa travel boom

South African newlyweds Richard and Christine Wyngaard could have opted to honeymoon in the exotic Seychelles or romantic Italy. Instead, they chose Kenya -- their first African trip north of their own border. Twelve years after the fall of apartheid ended international isolation, people like the Wyngaards are opting to explore their own continent.

SA fashion week shows post-apartheid diversity

With cocktails aplenty and air kisses punctuating the post-show chatter, Johannesburg fashion week might seem to boast the trappings of an international couture event. But this is fashion week, Africa style. Fashion in post-apartheid South Africa reflects the country's journey from pariah state and global backwater to a multiracial democracy.

The best things in life are free

Ubuntu. Humanity to others. What is mine is yours. The ancient African word now applies to a new, free operating system for your computer. Download it for free, use it for free and pass it on. Mark Shuttleworth, the first South African in space, launched the system in Johannesburg on Thursday. He is convinced Ubuntu will conquer the world of software.

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