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50 South African youth initiatives’ stories shared in book

Melissa Javan 12 August 2016 Tebogo Suping of Kagiso in Gauteng is one of 50 young people who are featured in the book Activate! Change Drivers that...

Q&A with South African athlete Akani Simbine

South African sprinter Akani Simbine recently set a new record and now he is dreaming of Olympic glory. The 22-year-old, who broke the South...

Media is a critical source of information, say South Africans

South Africans want to be “constantly informed about current affairs within their communities and country,” finds Brand South Africa’s 2015/16 Domestic Perceptions study.


The Wayfaring Loner: Elvis Goes Country in Africa

Meet Sir Elvis, the musical connection between Nairobi and Nashville, the man bringing both Country and Western back to Africa, one song and one barroom stage at a time.

AU seeks solutions to problems in Africa

Migration and the Ebola crisis in Africa are some of the concerns brought up for discussion at this year's African Union Summit. More than 50 heads of states gathered in South Africa to find resolutions to these issues.

The day Hector Pieterson died

Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.

State of the Nation Address 2015

With the theme "Together We Move South Africa Forward", President Jacob Zuma's 2015 State of the Nation Address, delivered to Parliament on 12 February, was a celebration of the progress South Africa has made over the past year, and a blueprint of priorities for the next.

End of year statement by President Jacob Zuma

Read South African President Jacob Zuma’s statement to mark the end of 2014.

16 June 1976: 'This is our day'

‘We must write our own history’

Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has encouraged South Africans, especially those who were part of the liberation struggle, to help preserve the country's heritage by writing more books about the political history of South Africa.
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