South African chosen to curate German art event

A South African fine arts lecturer, Gabi Ngcobo, has been selected to curate the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Germany. It takes...

Max Planck Institute invests in MeerKAT

The German institute is pouring R150-million into building and installing radio receivers on the MeerKAT radio telescope. The project, it says, will grant its scientists access to a world-class facility and its unique unrestricted view on our galaxy, and will boost MeerKAT's scientific potential even further.

South African craft beer a winner in Germany

As craft beers become increasingly popular in South Africa, local brewers are raising their game. Stellenbosch brewery Stellenbrau's Craven Craft Lager beat some 38 finalists from around the world to win the prize for best lager at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany.

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Competing against more than 400 other global entries, South African movie Felix won the Best Children's Film award at the 2013 Lucas International Children's Film Festival in Germany. The panel of judges included four children.

Champs win fourth Fish in succession

The Durban duo of Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt claimed a record fourth successive K2 title in the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on the weekend, while Abby Adie and Anna Adamova captured the womens' title.

South Africa’s reputation improves

South Africa's reputation in the eyes of consumers from the G8 countries has improved since January after taking a knock following last year's Marikana tragedy, according to the latest survey by the Reputation Institute.

Hartley eighth at Canoe Sprint Worlds

South African sprint canoe queen Bridgitte Hartley continued her fight back to full fitness with an eighth place in the final of the women's K1 500 metres at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisberg, Germany on Saturday.

Le Clos sets world record in World Cup

South African Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos was in world record-setting form on Wednesday evening at the Fina World Cup in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and the country's swimmers shone in short course action.

SA the ‘plan B’ of future World Cups

"There is not a single part of this World Cup where we have not been able to go beyond the level of past World Cups," Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said at the halfway mark of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. "South Africa will become the 'plan B' of any future World Cup."

South African Airways: best in Africa

South African Airways has been voted Africa's best airline for the eighth year running, as well as the best cargo airline and first for staff service excellence in Africa, in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.