Government advocates for the protection of children during Child Protection Week

Government has noted with concern various incidents of child abuse, which have been reported on the media. These include kidnapping, bullying of children at...

Brand South Africa in collaboration with Edenvale Lions Basketball Academy hosted the official opening...

By Mduduzi Malinga Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Edenvale Lions Basketball Academy, hosted the official opening of a basketball court in Edenvale, Ekurhuleni...

Infrastructure development in South Africa

South Africa is on a multibillion-rand development drive to remedy the skewed implementation of infrastructure during the apartheid years, and to meet the demands...

South Africa to manufacture pneumonia vaccine

A vital vaccine to prevent infection by bacteria that causes pneumonia will be made in South Africa following a partnership launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor between the government, Pfizer and the Biovac Institute. Prevenar 13 prevents pneumococcal infection.

CSIR, Nestlé develop locally sourced morogo noodles

The CSIR, the Agricultural Research Council and Nestlé, together have launched a new range of noodles made from the nutritious indigenous vegetable morogo. It is an innovative commercial product that is expected to benefit local farming, particularly small-scale farmers.

South African research team develops concentrated solar power system

The Solar Thermal Research Group at Stellenbosch University has completed a prototype system to help make generating solar energy more efficient and cheaper. The Helio100 system uses mirrors to focus the sun's energy on to one central point, turning heat into electricity.

Anti-corruption courses in African business schools could help end graft

Education could be a valuable weapon in Africa's fight against corruption. Three business schools - in Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa - already offer anti-graft coursework, and the results are positive.

Triggerfish and Disney join forces to develop African talent

Triggerfish Animation, the studio behind South African animated features Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba have partnered with Disney and the dti to develop and showcase new original storytelling talent from Africa.

Cape floral heritage site expands

The expansion of South Africa's Cape Floral Region as a World Heritage Site means an even greater area will continue to be protected. Almost doubling the size of the protected area is a chance to boost economic development, create jobs, develop skills and increase awareness.

The school bag that turns into a light at night

Long-time friends Thato Kgatlhanye and Rea Ngwane have come up with an idea to make life easier for children in poor communities: bags made from upcycled shopping bags that have built-in solar technology. The bag charges up in the day, and transforms into a light at night.