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Open Streets brings people together

Streets thumbCape Town's new Open Streets movement takes an old idea from Bogotá, Colombia, and turns city thoroughfares over to residents, who use the space for breaking down social barriers – and having a lot of fun.

South Africa speaks out during CSW60

Taking place over a period of 10 days in New York, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women noted the strides made in gender equality. South Africa sent a strong delegation of female ministers to participate on the global platform.

South African expats open to idea of returning home

At a Homecoming Revolution interactive careers and networking event held in London for Africans living in Europe, chief executive Angel Jones highlighted four emerging trends explaining why people wanted to return to the continent.

BRICS Development Bank officially opens for business

The New Development Bank (NDB), operated by the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has formally opened for business. According to the National Treasury, the country's role in the bank will strengthen its position as a financial centre for the continent.

Quotes from the 2016 Budget

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2016 Budget speech to the National Assembly in Parliament on Wednesday, 24 February. He emphasised that together, South Africa was capable of facing, and overcoming, economic challenges.

Gallery: a chance for global solutions at WEF

The annual World Economic Forum is an opportunity for dialogue, debate and problem solving on a global level between political leaders, business experts, and civil society. Held in Davos, Switzerland, this year's theme is "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution".

Gallery: a chance for global solutions at WEF

The annual World Economic Forum is an opportunity for dialogue, debate and problem solving on a global level between political leaders, business experts, and civil society. Held in Davos, Switzerland, this year's theme is "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution".

Vocational training can help South Africa

Vocational training gives people options other than studying at a university. Increased efforts from the government in this sector could help to empower people with skills development and contribute positively to employment rates.

South African billionaire pledges fortune to charity

South African investment billionaire Allan Gray has pledged his entire controlling stake in his global investment company and its offshore partners to philanthropic work with various charities in South Africa and around the world.

South Africa voted part of Interpol’s exec

South Africa is one of 13 countries voted on to the executive committee of the international crime fighting organisation, Interpol. Brigadier Anbuen Naidoo will be the country's representative on the committee as part of a three-year mandate.