chess

Big screen treatment for queen of Katwe

Hunger was the motivation for Uganda's Phiona Mutesi to attend chess classes at a local church: she signed up because they also provided a bowl of porridge. Today, her story is being made into a Hollywood movie.

Kenny Solomon: South Africa’s first chess grandmaster

Kenny Solomon chose a very different path from the boys he grew up with in Cape Town's Mitchells Plain. He changed his fate when he began playing chess at the age of 13; now, 22 years later, he has become a chess grandmaster and an inspiration to youngsters everywhere.

Kenny Solomon: South Africa’s first chess grandmaster

Kenny Solomon chose a very different path from the boys he grew up with in Cape Town's Mitchells Plain. He changed his fate when he began playing chess at the age of 13; now, 22 years later, he has become a chess grandmaster and an inspiration to youngsters everywhere.

‘Game-changers’ for the Western Cape: 2015 State of the Province Address

In her State of the Province Address delivered on Friday 20 February, Premier Helen Zille outlined the Western Cape government's five strategic goals to build a highly skilled, innovation driven, resource efficient, connected and high opportunity society for all. Read the full speech here.

Inyathelo celebrates selflessness

inyathelo---thumbOver the past seven years, 80 individuals have been recognised for their personal giving that has contributed to sustainable social change in South Africa. This year, 12 more individuals were added to the list at the eighth annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, held at Zip Zap Circus in Cape Town.

Watch: Four Corners, South Africa’s Oscars contender, releases locally

Four Corners, a story of gangsterism, chess and redemption - and South Africa's submission to the 2014 Academy Awards - releases locally on Friday 28 March. Watch the trailer here.

South African boy draws with Kasparov

Eleven-year-old schoolboy Daniel Barrish held former world chess champion Garry Kasparov to a draw during a series of matches played in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Friday to mark the launch of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa, in collaboration with local organisation Moves for Life.

Primary schools get a helping hand

Uniforms, stationery and a vegetable tunnel were donated to underprivileged schools by Nedbank through its Back-to-School programme, one of the bank's many investments in education.
Needy pupils kitted out for school

Busy day in SA for Charles, Camilla

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall had a busy first day of their trip to South Africa on Thursday, paying a visit to Soweto, to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg and to a women's refuge project in Pretoria.

British Royals touch down in SA

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary, arrived in South Africa on Wednesday afternoon for a four-day visit at the personal invitation of President Jacob Zuma.