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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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Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

Walter Sisulu University wants to reprioritise R178-million that it stands to give back to treasury after failing to spend it

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PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations

Senwes launches Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella

South African farmers can now help to feed the needy by donating part of their bumper maize crop to delivery number 418668

Ethics and internal financial controls add value to the public sector

National treasury is rolling out accounting technician training programmes to upskill those who work in its finance units in public sector accounting principles

Lessons from South Korea for Africa’s development

'Leaders can push people through, through their vision and inspiration, based on their exemplary actions'

Old Mutual announces digital AGM

An ambitious plan to create Africa’s biggest digital classroom is intended to address one of the continent’s biggest challenges — access to education

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