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Indaba examines outlook and opportunities in manufacturing sector

Entrepreneurs, government and corporates attended the third annual 2016 Manufacturing Indaba held at the Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng on 28 and 29 June. This...

Johannesburg developing entrepreneurs who make a difference

Two unique small business ventures, incubated out of an entrepreneurial business initiative by the City of Johannesburg, aim to develop its ideas that will make a difference in the community.

Joburg by taxi

Getting around Joburg on a minibus taxi can be daunting for newbies. But once you know your short right from your after robot, and your Diepsloot from your Orange Farm, it's the fastest, most popular and often the cheapest way to get where you want to go.

Joburg, Cape Town move up global index

Emerging cities are making positive gains in the Global Cities Index, and in the latest iteration of the report, Johannesburg, at number 55, and Cape Town, at number 69, showed the biggest improvements in the ranking, driven by political engagement and human capital.

Reading for life

To foster a lifelong love for reading among the world's children, Biblionef donates books to schools, libraries and early childhood development centres. The project has reached some 3 million children, introducing them to a world of new stories and ideas. 

Joburg acts to beat climate change

The fifth C40 Cities Mayors Summit will take place in Johannesburg this month. It's a good time to look at the measures the city is taking to combat the effects of changing weather patterns. It is among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in South Africa, but it is working to rebalance this legacy.

Theatre helps inner city youth

Joburg’s inner city is a daunting place to live, and its children face daily hazards such as drug abuse and violence. The Hillbrow Theatre Project offers a haven, where they can learn life skills while discovering their artistic talents.

UN award for Joburg Housing Company

The Johannesburg Social Housing Company is to receive the world's most prestigious human settlements accolade, the United Nations' 2010 Scroll of Honour award, for its holistic approach to providing shelter.

Gallery: United for Bafana Bafana

Johannesburg rang with the sound of vuvuzela trumpets on Wednesday 9 June as fans from the township of Soweto to the glitzy commercial centre of Sandton took to the streets to show their support for Bafana Bafana, the country's national football team.
Gallery: Mandela meets Bafana Bafana

Celebrate Africa in Johannesburg

Starting from Africa Day, 25 May and stretching through the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Johannesburg celebrates the art, culture, music and literature of the continent through a variety of activities at venues across the city.