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Only 1 in 5 S.African executives are black

South Africa's workplaces are still heavily racially skewed 20 years after the fall of apartheid, with only one fifth of top executive positions held by blacks, said a report published Wednesday. "The majority of work places are still 'lilly white' at the top and often male over-represented, with a few pockets of black and women executives," Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant commented on the government's findings. Overall, blacks represent around 75 percent of South Africa's economically active population, compared to just under 11 percent of whites.

Mozambique considers law to fight big game poaching

Mozambique is considering a new law to fight poaching, as the number of rhinos killed so far this year in neighbouring South Africa reached 277, a minister said Wednesday. The proposed Conservation Areas Law will impose a prison sentence of up to 12 years, as well as a $90,000 (65,000 euros) fine for poachers of endangered species, including rhino and elephant. Under the current laws, wildlife poaching is not considered a crime in Mozambique, where a large number of rhino poachers at South Africa's vast Kruger National Park are said to come from.

Mozambique considers law to fight big game poaching

Mozambique is considering a new law to fight poaching, as the number of rhinos killed so far this year in neighbouring South Africa reached 277, a minister said Wednesday. The proposed Conservation Areas Law will impose a prison sentence of up to 12 years, as well as a $90,000 (65,000 euros) fine for poachers of endangered species, including rhino and elephant. Under the current laws, wildlife poaching is not considered a crime in Mozambique, where a large number of rhino poachers at South Africa's vast Kruger National Park are said to come from.

S.Africa rhino poaching up, with 277 killed this year

Rhino poaching is on the rise in South Africa, with 277 of the endangered animals killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on poaching, the environment ministry said Wednesday. Illegal hunting is up more than a third compared to the same time a year ago, when 203 of the giant animals were slaughtered by poachers, the ministry said in a statement. More than half of the attacks were in Kruger National Park, where 166 animals were killed in the first three months of 2014, despite the deployment of troops to protect them.

Cricket: India vs South Africa World T20 scoreboard

Scoreboard of the World Twenty20 semi-final between India and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Friday: South Africa: Q. de Kock c Dhoni b Kumar 6 Hashim Amla b Ashwin 22 F. du Plessis b Ashwin 58 JP Duminy not out 45 AB de Villiers c R. Sharma b Ashwin 10 D. Miller not out 23 Extras: (b1, lb3, w3, nb1) 8 Total (for four wickets, 20 overs) 172

Cricket: India beat South Africa to reach World Twenty20 final

Virat Kohli hit an imperious half-century to help India upstage South Africa by six wickets in the second semi-final in Dhaka on Friday to cruise into the World Twenty20 final. Chasing 173 to win, the former champions were led by a swashbuckling knock of 72 not out by Kohli as they strolled to the target with five balls to spare. This becomes India's second final in five World Twenty20s after they won the inaugural event held in South Africa in 2007. They meet Sri Lanka in the final in Dhaka on Sunday.

Cricket: India knock out South Africa for World Twenty20 final

Former champions India upstaged South Africa by six wickets in the second semi-final in Dhaka on Friday to cruise into the final of World Twenty20. Chasing 173 to win, India were led by a swashbuckling knock of 72 not out by Virat Kohli as they strolled to the tagret with five balls to spare. This becomes India's second final in five World Twenty20s after they won the inaugural event held in South Africa in 2007. They meet Sri Lanka in the final in Dhaka on Sunday.

Cricket: Du Plessis leads South Africa to 172-4 in semi-final

Skipper Faf du Plessis struck an attractive half-century to guide South Africa to 172-4 in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 against India in Dhaka on Friday. Du Plessis scored 41-ball 58 for his fifth Twenty20 fifty and added 71 for the third wicket with Jean-Paul Duminy who made an unbeaten 40-ball 45 after South Africa won the toss and opted to bat at Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

State grants check grinding poverty in South Africa

A dramatic increase in South African government grants helped reduce poverty in the last decade, but millions remain on the breadline and deep inequality persists, according to official data released Thursday. Between 2006 and 2011 Africa's largest economy saw a significant a drop in the number of citizens languishing in poverty -- from 57 percent to 46 percent. Statistics South Africa said the drop was thanks to "a growing social safety net, income growth (and) above inflation wage increases."

Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise

South Africa is seeking to rebrand its free condoms to appeal to young people after a new study showed rising HIV infections and flagging contraception use, the health department said on Thursday. Condoms distributed by the government will come in a wider range of colours and flavours, as authorities seek to mend the damage done to their image when thousands of faulty condoms were recalled in January 2012.
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