Foodie and chef Siba Mtongana continues to fly the South African flag high. After leaving her mark internationally on fusion cuisine, she has launched her debut cookbook, My Table. And readers are able to watch her prepare a few of her delicious signature dishes.
Senegalese-American singer and philanthropist Akon has partnered with a British clean-tech startup in a remarkable renewable energy project in Lagos, Nigeria: a soccer venue powered by football players' energy. The possibilities stretch to powering whole villages.
Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, saw Mafikizolo perform in Cape Town in 2015 and was impressed. He was so impressed, in fact, that he asked the duo to perform at the gala dinner to mark the closing of the international gathering in snowy Switzerland.
There is growing international interest in the potential of South Africa's cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities.
Rivonia Trialists Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and Denis Goldberg received a local accolade on Friday - the Freedom of Sedibeng District Municipality. At the end of January, they will also receive the Freedom of the City of London.
The world renowned radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (South Africa), has awarded full bursaries for undergraduate studies to five outstanding matric students from the nearby Carnarvon High School. The project is determined to boost science and maths education.
Statistics over the festive period show that there was a 7.6% increase in visitor arrivals to South Africa compared to the same period last year. Some of the top visiting nations to the country were Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, US and UK.
South African investment billionaire Allan Gray has pledged his entire controlling stake in his global investment company and its offshore partners to philanthropic work with various charities in South Africa and around the world.
The class of 2015 number the most South African matriculants so far to have written their final exams. There were 110 000 more candidates who sat the National Senior Certificate Examinations in the last year compared to 2014, achieving a pass rate of 70.7%.
Reconciliation Month takes place throughout December. It is a time for South Africans to unite, says the Department of Arts and Culture. The overarching theme is "Bridging the divide: building a common South African nationhood towards a national developmental state".