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What’s in a South African name? From Krotoa to Van der Stel

Despite generations of official efforts to keep South Africans apart, racial mingling goes back to the very first years when white and black met at the Cape of Good Hope.

South Africa welcomes another world heritage site

Unesco's World Heritage Committee has included South Africa's ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape on its list of world heritage sites. Priya Pitamber South Africa's ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape in...

A first for Africa: graduating with an indigenous knowledge degree

It’s Africa Month so we take a look at the degree in indigenous knowledge systems offered at North West University. The first batch of...

90 small tourism businesses is the focus at Indaba

Fast-tracking the growth of almost 100 small businesses in South Africa is one of the initiatives at the upcoming Indaba, Africa's top travel show....

African designers to collaborate with Ikea

Ikea, the Swedish company that specialises in designing and manufacturing furniture, appliances and home technology, wants to collaborate with South African and African designers...

State of the Nation Address 2017: full speech

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma declared 2017 the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo, who would have been 100 had...

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

South Africa’s economic growth revised

In tabling the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan revised South Africa’s economy growth for 2016 down to 0.5%, citing...

Full text: the mini budget

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his team before the delivery of the mini budget on 26 October 2016. (Image: National Treasury, Facebook) Compiled by Priya...

Here’s where South Africans can travel without a visa

South Africa has the most powerful passport on the African continent, with its citizens able to enter a full 90 countries across the world...