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The Africa Today podcast contains the day's top stories from African news - available to download Monday to Friday from 1630 GMT.
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South Africa's government will distribute coloured and flavoured condoms among students to end "condom fatigue", the health minister has said.
Aaron Motsoaledi's comments came after a survey showed that condom usage had fallen in South Africa.
The decline in usage may be because "the standard-issued choice condoms just aren't cool enough", he added.
South Africa has some 6.4 million HIV-positive people - more than any other country.
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It only took a look at the financial statements of the world's largest maker of spirits to convince Larry Seruma that Africa was the place to go.
Seruma was then running a long-short hedge fund and had a position in Diageo Plc, the company behind the Johnnie Walker, Guinness and Captain Morgan brands. While African alcohol consumption lagged Europe or the Americas, Diageo's rapid expansion on the continent was such that, by 2013, the region accounted for 13 percent of global revenue.
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South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, due to go on trial for murder in Pretoria in March has spoken. The rare statement by the Paralympic sprint star was dated 14 February 2014 and read:
"No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love - Reeva.
"The pain and sadness - especially for Reeva's parents, family and friends - consumes me with sorrow.
"The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day, I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Oscar."
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Eleven miners have been freed after being trapped since Saturday in an illegal gold mine in South Africa. But the rest are refusing to come out because they fear being arrested, according to rescuers from ER24 emergency medical service.
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Daily Life - RSA Local Reports  - 
 
A teacher in South Africa may be charged with murder following the death of a student he allegedly beat around the head with a belt, police say.
The incident left Sizwe Kubheka, 16, deaf and with a badly swollen face, his mother told the local Star newspaper
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South Africa's main opposition party has laid corruption charges against the president over the use of state money to improve his private rural residence.
The move follows a report by South Africa's top corruption fighter accusing President Jacob Zuma of unethical conduct over the upgrade.
The changes to Mr Zuma's private home, including a pool and cattle enclosure, cost taxpayers about $23m (£13.8m).
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Earlier on Monday, a man was seen shouting down the shaft: "It is safe to come out, the police are not here," our correspondent said.
Rescue personnel were seen negotiating with the men and those emerging were not immediately arrested.
But our correspondent said a police van had been hidden at the scene and she later confirmed all 10 men who resurfaced on Monday had in fact been arrested.
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Illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned shaft near Johannesburg have begun to emerge, a day after they were caught in a collapse.
South African rescuers had said they were communicating with a group of 30 miners trapped by fallen boulders near the top of the mine.
Those miners suggested there may be 200 more people trapped below.
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For the last five years most people have been using US dollars or South African rand, but pula from Botswana and British pound sterling have also been changing hands.
Now the central bank is also allowing the use of Australian dollars, Chinese yuan, Indian rupees and Japanese yen.
For the moment, customers can open bank accounts in these currencies but the hard cash is not yet in circulation.
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South Africa competes with the best of them when it comes to Mother Nature’s beauty pageant. She scores top marks for her diverse offering of beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains and cliff-faces, lush forest belts, intriguing semi-desertscapes, and unforgettable sunsets over the African veld. Of course she boasts highlights  such as the famed Table Mountain with its cloudy tablecloth, and the luscious Garden Route stretching from the Eastern to Western Cape, but any sojourner to her shores will soon discover that a postcard scene awaits them at every turn.    

The Perfect Beach Break Some clichés never say die, and a classic holiday at the seaside is one of them. South Africa’s warm temperate climate and generous sunshine hours give beach-lovers every excuse to head for the white sands and sparkling waves. With a coastline of over 2500km, South Africa offers a wide range of beaches that cater to all variety of sun-seekers. Enjoy fun with the family at one of our many blue flag beaches, take advantage of Africa’s water sports capital in the Eastern Cape, or catch the perfect wave at internationally acclaimed surf spots like Jeffrey’s Bay.

This page is a independent South Africa Google+ presence. By South Africans and Friends of people and country for South Africa - the land and it's people. We are independent as of: not related to government or any tourism organizations. We are not sponsored - yes, you can chip in at any time :) I hope all South Africans can join the circles here.