South Africa’s growing political maturity
One of the great myths of the new South Africa is the belief that, with time, we will go the route of “all Africa”. But a stereotypical African basket case we are not. Indeed, democracy is entrenching itself in our beloved country, writes Justice Malala.
A power plant in your home
Nelson Mandela Bay is the scene of a pilot project that could lead to South African households producing their own electricity – and selling the surplus to national power utility Eskom.
Motlanthe to ‘serve with humility’
Motlanthe firm on government policy
Meet Zakumi, the 2010 mascot
He’s a fluffy young leopard with green dreadlocks and a wide smile; he’s energetic, enthusiastic, sociable, self-confident and ambitious – and he loves football. Meet Zakumi, the official mascot for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Mbeki resigns as SA president
South African President Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation on Sunday night, following a request that he do so by the National Executive Committee of the ruling African National Congress on Saturday.
Thank you, South Africa: Mbeki
No major policy changes: Zuma
Doing business easier in SA
South Africa has risen three places on the World Bank’s recently released Ease of Doing Business 2009 survey, coming in at number 32 out of 181 countries. Small-and medium-sized businesses will benefit from the country's business policy reforms.