2015

World TB Day: South Africa launches screening campaign

With South Africa having the third highest incidence of TB in the world, the government's latest campaign aimed at encouraging South Africans - particularly those in mining communities, early childhood development centres, and inmates in correctional facilities - to be screened and tested for TB.

Cape Town refurbishes thousands of community flats

Almost 7 000 rental units in Cape Town have been refurbished, as Human Rights Month draws to a close. The city says it is investing in the maintenance of infrastructure in previously under- invested areas and in improving the lives of its more vulnerable residents.

Relocating rhino to create new breeding populations

Nineteen black rhino have been released at an undisclosed location in South Africa under WWF South Africa's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project to create a new breeding population of the critically endangered animals.

The South African who dresses the walkers

Eulyn Hufkie-Womble makes her mark on the zombies in the international television series, The Walking Dead. She's a dab hand at making new clothes look old, and at adding litres of pus and blood. She also gives each character a signature piece.

Kenny Solomon: South Africa’s first chess grandmaster

Kenny Solomon chose a very different path from the boys he grew up with in Cape Town's Mitchells Plain. He changed his fate when he began playing chess at the age of 13; now, 22 years later, he has become a chess grandmaster and an inspiration to youngsters everywhere.

Chabane laid to rest in ancestral Limpopo village

The death of Collins Chabane should prompt South Africans to think carefully about road safety, President Zuma said at his funeral. The public service and administration minister received an official state funeral on Human Rights Day.

South African chardonnay judged best in world

Groot Constantia's 2013 Chardonnay beat more than 800 other entrants from around the world to be judged the best overall chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition held recently in France.

South Africa leads the way at Safari-1

More than two decades ago, Safari-1 was the first nuclear research reactor in the world to turn its back on weapons grade fuel. Leading the Atoms for Peace charge, South Africa is the only country to give up nuclear weapons in favour of science. Safari-1 turned 50 this month.

Pressure test as Proteas face Kiwis

New Zealand may be entering Tuesday's ICC World Cup semifinal match as favourites, but the result will depend on which team can absorb the most pressure during the key moments, says South African middle-order batsman David Miller.

Human Rights month is ‘a time for cohesion and respect’

Justice Minister Michael Masutha called on communities to end the xenophobic looting of shops and property of foreign nationals in South Africa at an official government event held in Uithenhage to commemorate Human Rights Day.