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Eleven-year-old brings gold home from international dance competition
12 December 2017, 3:05 PM

Dancers from South Africa took the sport to an elite level by walking home with medals from the recent International Dance Organization (IDO) World Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance Championships which was hosted in Ossa Poland.

This IDO Championship was part of Ossa Dance Week and saw 4500 dancers from 32 nations and four continents taking part.

Winners at the IDO World Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance Championships 2017.

82 South African dancers attended this prestigious competition.  Many who took part in formations and small groups and South Africa did extremely well with some fierce competition from around the globe.

Born in Johannesburg, Tatijana Ignjatov is only 11-years-old and was crowned the Showdance, Modern and Jazz World Champ for 2017, winning 3 gold medals for her solo dances and 1 silver medal for a duo.  Ignjatov is part of the Unity SA Dance Team, which consists of 40 dancers from 15 different studios.

The competition was tight as only the three top dancers from each country are allowed to enter the solo competition.

Tatijana Ignjatov won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the IDO Championship 2017 in Poland.

Earlier this year, Ignjatov competed in numerous dance styles at the prestigious International Dance Organisation Commonwealth Dance Championships. Ignjatov won gold for her ballet solo, modern solo, jazz solo, show dance solo, modern duet and jazz duet. She went on to win the overall Junior 11–14 category.

This is not Ignjatov first world title win but it is the first time in IDO history for a dancer to walk away with 3 World Titles in one year.

Tatijana Ignjatov with her trophy at the Ossa Dance Week in Poland.

SABC News unveils improved news website
12 December 2017, 11:04 AM

It is now much easier to get all the news you need to know on-the-go with SABC’s new-look website.

With a constantly increasing number of internet users across the continent, is designed to be mobile friendly, offering an integrated approach and functionality update. This means that it is much easier to source national and international headlines from Radio and TV straight to your device of choice.

Digital Media Specialist at SABC News, Tegan Bedser, says that the goal of the website is to provide up to the minute comprehensive information to the public.

“As the public broadcaster we have a mandate to inform and educate the public and with our new and improved website  you still receive the best of Radio and TV content as well as unique and original Digital content which is exclusive to the website.”

Navigating through the news site is now much easier due to its comprehensive menu system.

Click below for the video report on the new improved news website.

When Television broadcasts a big news event, Digital often streams it live on YouTube. The streams will now be highlighted right at the top of the homepage to ensure you don’t miss a single second of the event.

The SABC News’ YouTube is one of the top ten South African YouTube channels and the biggest South African News YouTube Channel. All content generated can be accessed from the news site with ease and at your own time.

The liveblog which has been very popular in the past has now been moved to the homepage. Here you can access thought-provoking multimedia content from our diverse range of platforms online including Facebook and Twitter.

The SABC will cover the 54th National Conference of the ANC which will take place from the 16th-20th of December. Journalists have been working hard to bring you extensive content on the ANC elective conference – all of which you can directly access from your mobile.

SABC News will provide rolling and continuous coverage of the conference on SABC 2, its 24 hour news channel on DSTV channel 404, radio stations and through its digital platforms;

In addition, audiences will get live streams on the SABC Digital News You Tube channel (sabcdigitalnews), Facebook and Twitter (sabcnewsonline) – providing a selection of picture galleries, infographics, live interviews and Q and A sessions with analysts. SABC’s digital platform also features a special report – tracking stories on SABC News, in-depth analysis and opinion as well as a host of multimedia features including candidate profiles, the presidential campaign trails and key newsmakers.

The improved news website can be accessed via or alternatively or

SABC News prides itself in offering news across its multiple platforms to the South African public it serves.

Farmers call for harsher laws against murders and attacks
4 December 2017, 9:13 AM

Farmers took to the streets of several farming towns, such as Wolmaranstad, Potchefstroom, Litchenburg and Kroonstad in the Free State. They also visited several police stations to hand over memorandums. At the top of their grievances is the safety of rural communities.

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Archiving the life of animal, plant species through DNA barcoding
28 November 2017, 1:47 PM

Scientists say barcoding of DNA samples has seen the estimated number of animal and plant species on the planet double over the last 10 years. New research puts the estimated number of multi-cellular species on the planet at 20 million.

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