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Pretoria - Banyana Banyana are expected to make the nation proud when they face Sweden in their most crucial opening match of the 2012 London Olympic Games in Coventry, England, at 8pm, South African time.

Pretoria - Ghanaians are in mourning following the death of President John Evans Atta Mills, who passed away on Tuesday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is in Seychelles for the Madagascar mediation talks aimed at tackling the critical issues blocking the island's path to new elections.

Washington DC - "I play before capacity crowds and get an awful sense of fulfillment from that. But the emotion cannot compare to listening to Florence this morning," so said Sir Elton John at a Congressional Global Aids breakfast meeting he hosted yesterday in the Kennedy Caucus Room in partnership with UNAIDS.

Washington DC - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Tuesday concluded his participation at the 19th International Aids Conference here in Washington satisfied and hopeful that part of his mission - making a case for a continued partnership framework on HIV and Aids with the United States - has been achieved.

Pretoria - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has instructed the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to include horse rider Alex Peternell in the Olympic team.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has concluded a working visit to the United States of America where he attended the International Aids Conference in Washington DC.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana were thrashed 4-1 by Sweden last night in their debut match of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Pretoria - Commonwealth Sports Ministers have called for the relaxation of visa requirements to encourage free movement during sporting events such as the Olympic Games.

Pretoria - South African youth have been honoured at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House for their determination and efforts in improving the lives of those who are less fortunate.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana will bow out of the London Olympic Games on a positive note when they face world champions Japan in their final Group F fixture at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Tuesday.

Alexandra - South Africa should use the 100 years centenary of Alexandra Township to build a more united and prosperous country built on a foundation of Ubuntu, said President Jacob Zuma.

London - Winner of South Africa's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, Cameron van der Burgh, visited the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre in South Bank, London, on Monday.

Upington - The main national Heritage Day celebrations kicked-off with a visit to the house of a living legend of the South African liberation struggle, Sophie De Bruyn in Pabellelo township outside Upington.

Pretoria - From small towns to big cities millions of South Africans are preparing to braai for their country on Braai Day which is held annually on National Heritage Day.

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