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This week, the Rand has steadily improved for the first time in a long while. Based on a number of factors, including the analysts’ appraisal that the US Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates, emerging market currencies – including the Rand – are seeing steady gains.

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For the first time in 24 years, the Department of Water and Sanitation has imposed water restrictions in the area fed by the Orange River on the back of the worst drought in memory.

This week, news headlines in South Africa were dominated by one story. The story was not Pravin Gordhan’s ongoing saga with the Hawks, or the issues at state-owned enterprises. The story was about the hair policy at Pretoria Girls High School.

With the exception of architecture, it’s very rare for engineering disciplines and art to be mentioned in the same breath. Dutch artist Theo Jansen, however, has used physics to create kinetic sculptures that have become world famous.

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With the 2016 Rio Olympic Games having come to a close, and with South Africa achieving its highest medal score since 1920, the country is applauding our many sporting heroes – most notably Caster Semenya, Chad le Clos, and of course, Wayde van Niekerk.

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Parents the world over have been touting the benefits of educational toys for decades, but a group of grown men have found a way to turn an educational toy into an educational engineering tool – while having fun. Founded by master builder Tony Graham, the South African LEGO Users Group (zaLUG) was formed to promote the brand while learning new building techniques.

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Last week’s local government elections were a pivotal point in South African politics.

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If you remember a time when you used to have to go into a bank branch to draw large amounts of cash, today’s chip-and-pin cards, Internet banking and apps like SnapScan may seem as futuristic as it gets. However, because of rampant and growing online fraud, the banks are constantly having to improve their security measures.

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The expression about an apple a day keeping the doctor away may soon change to oranges, thanks to a 16 year old South African girl.

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