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Here’s where South Africans can travel without a visa

South Africa has the most powerful passport on the African continent, with its citizens able to enter a full 90 countries across the world...

Made in Africa: eight African cars

While Africa is one of the new frontiers for global automakers and automotive industry investors, there are a number of local car companies - some new, some more established - which are getting attention for building quality motor vehicles for local and global markets.

Remembering Africans’ role in ending World War 2

Many Africans enlisted – or were conscripted by their colonial ruler, Britain – to fight the Axis countries in World War 2. They were instrumental in bringing an end to the war, which was fought across Africa, Europe and the East, yet there is not much known about their contribution.

South Africans among Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs

The influential Forbes Africa business magazine unveiled its annual 30 Under 30 young African entrepreneurs on 1 June 2017. The list features up-and-coming small...

African romance novels heat things up

African romance writers are creating waves from Lagos to Cape Town with a range of books that empower women. Ankara Press books offer readers alternative models of behaviour compared to those of traditional romances, which rely on ideas of male dominance.

Les Amazones d’Afrique sing for human rights and gender equality

An all-female music supergroup, made up of some of Africa's legendary performers, are collaborating to drive gender equality and human rights on the continent. CD...

Women and Girls Summit tackles issues affecting African women

The inaugural Women and Girls Summit 2014 will bring together a thousand women from all over Africa to discuss social, health and economic issues.

Saving Timbuktu: rebuilding history in Africa’s ancient city

Timbuktu was once one of Africa's greatest cities, but centuries of war, colonial rule and, more recently, radical terrorism has taken a toll on its historic buildings. Now, thanks to efforts by Unesco and the town's citizens, these important buildings are being restored to their former glory.

A first for Africa: graduating with an indigenous knowledge degree

It’s Africa Month so we take a look at the degree in indigenous knowledge systems offered at North West University. The first batch of...

Peace restored in communities after xenophobic attacks

Peace has returned to South African communities riven by the recent xenophobic violence, and the supply of food, shelter and other support for foreigners forced to flee their homes has been stepped up, Jeff Radebe told a press briefing on Tuesday.