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Homeopathic space travel isn’t rocket science

Cheap and efficient space travel would be a golden goose for any nation that cracked it

Breakthrough Starshot plans to sail to closest star

Project Breakthrough Starshot plans to send robot spacecraft to our closest star, Alpha Centauri, on a trip that will take 20 years.

Probe to sniff Martian methane mystery

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter will circle the planet and measure minute levels of atmospheric gases.

Four South Africans make round three of Mars One mission

Four South Africans are among the 100 hopefuls who have made it through to round three of the Mars One human settlement mission.

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.

Earth a little bit cramped, says shortlisted Mars explorer

Florence Porcel, a Frenchwoman living in Paris, would give anything to live on Mars, saying she has always felt "a bit cramped on Earth".

China’s Jade Rabbit blasts off to the moon

China has successfully begun its first rover mission to the moon, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trek across the lunar landscape.

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.

Elon Musk: Pretoria’s billionaire space explorer and inventor

Elon Musk is a South African who has transformed online commerce, cars and space travel, and dreams of sending the first humans to Mars.

China’s space programme launches Shenzhou 10

China's next manned space mission will launch between June and August, carrying three astronauts to an experimental space module, says a report.

SpaceX’s Dragon blasts off to space station

SA-born entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched its Dragon space capsule toward the International Space Station after a delay on Saturday.

US marks 50 years since second human spaceflight

Three weeks after the 50th anniversary of the Russian who became the first man to travel in space, the US is honouring the man who followed him.

New Earth-like planet discovered

Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable planet of similar size to Earth in orbit around a nearby star.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Transport Month

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Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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