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Sochi Olympic torch bearers return from space

A trio of astronauts who carried an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games into space last year, have landed safely despite bad weather.

Christmas in space: Astronauts do festive fix on ISS

Space station astronauts have repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk.

Astronauts take spacewalk to fix space station leak

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have begun a spacewalk to try to fix an ammonia leak in a cooling system.

Weekend 101: Angie in trouble … again

In this week's Weekend 101: Sadtu calls for Angie Motshekga to resign, Boston bombing mom speaks out and South Africa tweeted … from space.

Astronaut tweets pictures of SA from space

An astronaut living at the International Space Station has taken South Africa to new heights by tweeting pictures of the country as seen from space.

Brain scans put long-term space missions in doubt

Nasa astronauts' brain scans, who returned from space after a month, have shown dangerous abnormalities that could hamper future space trips.

Soyuz with US, Russian astronauts docks at ISS

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has docked at the International Space Station.

US astronaut describes his space experience

One of the first space walking astronauts to repair the Hubble State Telescope described his experience in space as "always kind of fun".

Astronauts open up billion-dollar space lab

Astronauts opened up Japan's new billion-dollar space-station lab on Thursday, then got ready for another spacewalk.

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Ramaphosa issues instruction on Western Cape Covid-19 numbers

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued an instruction to the Western Cape government to recruit more staff to stem the Covid-19 tide

Capture claims plague new private-security bargaining council

Unhappy members of the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector say corporate governance standards are being flouted

A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

eThekwini plans to retain permanent and safe open spaces for people with nowhere to sleep

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Automotive Industry and Covid-19

Many rental fleets are no longer operational and their usually well-maintained cars are entering the market in big numbers

The fourth industrial revolution: It works for UJ

Huge advances in technology make training and the application of medical knowledge better, faster and more widely accessible

PPS Webinar 4: Asset Protection in Times of Uncertainty

The Covid-19 crisis means people are spending more time at home, so they expect different packages from their insurance companies

International Partnerships are key for Africa during Covid-19

Perhaps this pandemic is the jolt that we needed to strengthen intra-country collaboration and revive international friendships

Auditor-General of South Africa seeks request for information

Suitably qualified and experienced vendors are sought to supply tools to assist in the support of financial statement audits

Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

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