South African flag guide

A guide to the correct usage of South Africa's National Flag, compiled by the Southern African Vexillological Association.

South Africa assists Indian Mars mission

The South African National Space Agency is taking part in India's first Mars operation by providing satellite tracking, telemetry and command services from its ground station in Hartebeesthoek north of Johannesburg.

SA ballet shines in dark times

The South African Ballet Theatre (SABT) may be limping from the economic downturn, but it’s not letting that tarnish its reputation as the country’s most treasured and prolific classical dance company.

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SA sommelier to take on world’s best

Xolani Mancotywa, sommelier at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg, has been named South Africa's Best Young Sommelier and will be flying to Washington, DC to compete with 11 other national finalists in the International Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Sommelier Competition.

Creative designs drive SA exports

South African design exports - ranging from recycled bottle top mats to bathplug chain chandeliers - are being snapped up from Mumbai to Hong Kong, as a sampling of the local winners of the 2007 Elle Decoration International Design Awards reveals.

South African golf: a success story

South Africa has the weather, the courses ... and the players. The country has produced some of the best in the game, including multiple major winners Bobby Locke, Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, and a host of others that regularly challenge for big titles around the world.

Young victims remembered

The children who died in the Westdene Dam bus crash in Johannesburg nearly three decades ago were among those who were honoured on Youth Day. It was a day of great sadness, but also of great heroism.
SA's youth can beat drugs

The African Activist Archive

A new online resource aims to preserve an important slice of shared African and American history covering 50 years of activism against apartheid and colonialism. The African Activist Archive Project has so far collected over 1 300 documents and artefacts, which are now available on the website.

South Africans go to the polls

With less than 24 hours to go before South Africans cast their votes, the Independent Electoral Commission has announced that it expects the largest turnout since 1994.