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A guarantee of freedom: South Africa’s Bill of Rights

South Africa's ground-breaking Bill of Rights is widely regarded as one of the most progressive in the world. All South Africans should know their rights, and respect the rights of fellow citizens. Read the full text of the Bill of Rights.

SA researchers measure democracy on social media

SA researchers measure democracy on social media

Prof Pierre du Toit and Barend Lutz from Stellenbosch University have developed a method to measure public expressions of support for democracy on Twitter. Digital social media have become major global channels of communication, with ramifications for established democracies, they say.

Play your part to boost investment in South Africa

"Every citizen has a part to play in boosting the investment profile of South Africa Inc," writes Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe as Team South Africa joins the global discussion at WEF Davos.

Doctors Without Borders asks if you can make the #ToughDecisions

When choosing who to treat while under fire, Doctors Without Borders medics make life-altering decisions every day. Now the organisation asks if ordinary South Africans can handle those decisions, and to support the heroes who do.

Play Your Part and register to vote!

In 2014 South Africa will not only celebrate 20 years of freedom from apartheid, it will also hold the country's fifth national democratic elections. Play Your Part by registering to vote in the upcoming elections - our democracy was hard-earned through decades of activism and sacrifice, and should not be allowed to go to waste.

Nelson Mandela: the world mourns

Expressions of grief and condolence have poured in from across the world after former president, Nobel Peace laureate and statesman Nelson Mandela, the world's icon of reconciliation, compassion and goodwill, died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg on 5 December 2013. He was 95.

MyVideo wants your news

South African social networking site MyVideo is venturing into citizen journalism, with the website offering users R1 000 for submitting "compelling, relevant and exclusive video news content".

Remembering the SS Mendi

On 21 February 1917 over 600 black South Africans serving in World War I lost their lives when the troop carrier SS Mendi sank in the icy waters of the English Channel. The tragedy is now being commemorated by a special film produced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.