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Another win for South Africa: Terry Pheto awarded for movie role

Acclaimed South African actress Terry Pheto has won an award at the UK National Film Awards for her role in A United Kingdom. Brand South...

Perceptions from abroad

Business administration students from the US's Rutgers University joined Brand South Africa at Constitution Hill this week to discuss South Africa's standing from a...

South Africans championing human rights

Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.

Behind the scenes of 7de Laan

Melissa Javan 10 August 2016 What hair products do you use for the characters Charmaine Meintjies and Paula van der Lecq? This is one of the...

Graca Machel launches Mandela Day at community-built township school

"We should reach out to each other." This was the message Graca Machel, global activist and widow of South African statesman and international icon...

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.

Paff audience votes for South African film

South African film Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us won the Audience Choice Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film explores the gritty world of Alexandra township in a tale of Thulas and his sister, Zanele.

Technical issues push out Medupi date

The first unit at the coal-powered electricity station is close to first synchronisation, with the unit expected to be fully operational by winter - when power usage traditionally increases. Eskom has again turned to load shedding as electricity supply is constrained, highlighting the need for the new station.

Work begins on South Africa’s R84bn smart city

Work has reportedly begun on the Chinese-financed R84-billion super city in Modderfontein, east of Johannesburg. Shanghai Zendai plans to turn the 1 600- hectare property into 'Africa's New York', developing a financial hub with 35 000 houses, an educational centre, medical centre and a sports stadium.

South African matric pass rate 2014: 75.8%

South Africa's matric class of 2014 achieved a pass rate of 75.8% - a drop of 2.4 percentage points from the year before, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday, saying the decrease was not unexpected as the bar has been raised to enhance the quality and standard of Grade 12 graduates.