Hollywood high-fives for South African TV series

Two South Africa-produced television shows will take their places alongside world-class nominees at the 41st International Emmy Awards later this year. The original productions’ nominations see local comedians and producers receive international acclaim for their work.

Brand South Africa to celebrate Oprah’s inspiring philanthropy

JOHANNESBURG, October 14 2013 – Brand South Africa will later today celebrate international media personality Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring philanthropy, the world over and particularly...

Cosmic proof of comet strike on Earth

A carbon-rich pebble found in the shifting sands of the Libyan Desert brings conclusive evidence of a comet hitting the Earth; the extra-terrestrial fragment also holds promise for exciting research into the very beginnings of our solar system.
All systems go at the SKA

Start implementing NDP, IMF urges SA

The International Monetary Fund has urged South Africa to move forward with the structural reforms outlined in the country's National Development Plan (NDP) in order to boost growth and create jobs for a growing population.

International buyers snap up

South African 3D animated feature film Khumba, which had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, has been bought by major international independent distributors from Australia, Italy and the UK.

International entries spice up Fish

A flurry of entries from top international paddlers has bolstered an already star-studded field that is assembling for the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon taking place in Cradock in the Eastern Cape on 27 and 28 September.

SA MTB stage race granted UCI status

The Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race has been granted International Cycling Union (UCI) race status for 2014, making it only the second South African stage race to be awarded the prestigious classification.

Tlale returns to wow New York

Designer David Tlale was the first South African to show his collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. He is now returning to the Big Apple for the third time, this time with his winter collection. He has also signed up an agency in the United States for his label, and soon will be looking for a showroom in New York.
Fashion week wows Jozi

H&M to open shop in South Africa

Sweden's H&M, the second-biggest clothing retailer in Europe, is to open a store in South Africa, its first in sub-Saharan Africa, joining a growing number of international retailers looking to capitalise on Africa's growing middle class and South Africa's gateway position in the region.

‘Africa’s greenest hotel’ opens its doors

South African hospitality group Bon Hotels has opened the continent's greenest hotel. The R170-million Hotel Verde boasts a range of design features aimed at cutting down on power use and helping to preserve the natural wetlands around Cape Town International Airport.