South Africa in summary

Find out everything you need to know about South Africa at glance. Land surface area 1 220 813 km² Key economic sectors Mining services and transport Energy Manufacturing Tourism Agriculture Population Total: 56.52 million Male: 27.62...

South Africa’s judiciary

South Africa has an independent judiciary, subject only to the Constitution and the law. Find out more about how the wheels of justice turn in South Africa.

16 December: a day to learn from the past

South Africa's public holiday known as the Day of Reconciliation acknowledges the significance of 16 December to both the Afrikaner and liberation struggle traditions. A day once steeped in blood, the public holiday now marks a time for reflection and recognition of the country's rich cultural history.

Possible Conference gives insight about personal branding

The Possible Conference held in Braamfontein last week was an opportunity for 300 creatives and content creators to learn from each other and get guidance from branding professionals.

South Africa tackles racism

There was a need for a multi-pronged approach to deal with racism in South Africa, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the launch Anti-Racism Week, an initiative announced by the newly established Anti-Racism Network South Africa.

South Africa prepares for 2016 SONA

South Africa's plans for the annual State of the Nation address started last year and they are on track. In his speech, which officially opens Parliament, the President will speak to the nation on the performance of the country. It is also a chance to announce plans going forward.
South Africa wins award for fight against malaria

South Africa wins award for fight against malaria

Africa is making strides in the fight against malaria. While there is still work to be done, and the battle continues, countries were honoured for what they have done so far. And South Africa was one of the 14 to have been awarded for its work to eradicate the deadly disease.

Sithole does South Africa proud at Australian Open

South Africa's Lucas Sithole won the wheelchair tennis quad doubles title at this week's Australian Open tennis tournament, his second Grand Slam title. Now he has his eye on the single's finals and then next up on his agenda is a gold medal at the Rio Olympics later this year.

A win for Team South Africa in The Hague

In the final between Team South Africa and Team USA in the International Schools Moot Court competition, it was South Africa that walked away victorious. The competition took place in The Hague in Holland, seat of the International Criminal Court.

South Africa’s SweepSouth receives multimillion rand investment

A South African start-up, referred to as the Uber of professional cleaning services, has secured R10-million in venture capital funding from the entrepreneurship incubator, the Vumela Fund, and First National Bank. It's not the first time SweepSouth has caught the eye of investors.