Gauteng Department of Education, 20 years on

Since 1994, the Gauteng Department of Education has built more than 200 new schools, improved on the province's pass rate, and grown teacher and pupil numbers.

Thuli Madonsela on Time 100 Most Influential People list

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's fearless pursuit of truth has landed her a spot on the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list. The fierce legal eagle has some 30 years' experience upholding the rule of law, including having helped draft South Africa's Constitution.

Promising future for South African football

Danny Jordaan has said South Africa does not have a large pool of young football players. But a number of initiatives are being put in place to develop athletes to compete in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. There are plenty of mountains to climb on the way there, but there is a passion to succeed.

Poverty levels in South Africa dropping: 2014 SA Stats report

Poverty levels dropped in South Africa between 2006 and 2011, reaching a low of 20.2% for extreme poverty and of 45.5% for moderate poverty, according to the Poverty Trends in South Africa report released by Statistics SA on Thursday.

Elections 2014: All you need to know

A record number of voters will select from a record number of political parties when South Africa holds its fifth national democratic elections on 7 May 2014, as the country celebrates 20 years of freedom since the end of apartheid in 1994. We bring you a collection of articles on this historic vote.

Assessors can decide verdict on facts at Pistorius trial

Instead of relying on a jury of peers, the South African justice system makes provision for assessors. They are highly skilled, legally trained people selected by the judge, if he or she feels the need. In the Oscar Pistorius trial, there are two assessors, who may overrule the judge on a verdict when it comes to the facts of the case.

The principal who built a community

Khensani Primary School was once just another statistic in South Africa's challenging education environment: run down, falling apart, and no place for children to learn. But Dr Fannie Sebolela has turned into the top performing school in the Tshwane District. It is no small achievement.

20 Year Review: South Africa’s success story

Compared with many emerging economies, South Africa "has a good story to tell" based on its achievements over the past 20 years, President Jacob Zuma said at the launch of the government's 20 Year Review in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba on justice and judgement

Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba reflects on the Oscar Pistorius trial and the role that South Africans can play in respecting the constitutional state and its legal system.

FAQs on the Oscar Pistorius trial

What happens if Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of premeditated murder? What is the maximum sentence he can expect to receive? Here are answers to these questions and more.