Youth must move South Africa forward

Resources are being poured into education as the way to achieve economic growth. While the private sector has been asked to help South African youth, ending the triple challenge of inequality, poverty and unemployment is seen as the responsibility of young people today.

As a nation we can achieve our goals – Miller Matola

"This week South Africa returns to the global stage when we host the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre," writes Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola. "This follows our success at the World Economic Forum annual meeting Davos, Switzerland, a few weeks ago."

Durban’s A1 Grand Prix thriller

About 100 000 fans lined the 3.2-kilometre A1 Grand Prix Durban street circuit on Sunday to witness a riveting sprint and grand prix race, with ex-Formula One driver Jos Verstappen of the Netherlands turning in a fine performance to take the honours in the feature event.

SA shines at Paralympic Cup

South Africa sent five athletes to the inaugural Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. They came home with seven gold medals between them - as well as two world records in the pool and a sprint double on the track by two people who have set about bridging the gap between able-bodied and disabled athletes.

Joburg’s inner city property boom

South Africa's inner city residential market is being driven by attractive property prices and "staggering demand", according to a recent survey. In Johannesburg, where sales started off a lower base, the turnaround has been most evident.

Goosen: superb when it counts

Retief Goosen's nickname is The Goose. Maybe it should be The Golden Goose. In the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship, featuring an elite 31-man field, Goosen proved once more that he's the poster boy for the saying: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going".

Soccer: the people’s passion

One of the first gifts that democracy brought South Africa was its first truly representative national soccer team. That team soon became known worldwide when Bafana Bafana - "The Boys" - captured the African Cup of Nations on home soil in 1996.

From security guard to CEO

Some 20 years ago, a young Mogwailane Kenneth Mohlala left his rural homestead on the outskirts of Steelpoort in Limpopo Province for the beckoning lights of Johannesburg. Today, Mohlala is the CEO of a company with an annual turnover in the region of R2.5-billion.

2002 National Orders awards

Here are the 2002 winners of the National Orders - the highest honour that South Africa can bestow on its citizens and foreigners.