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Ponte City – a beacon of hope in downtown Johannesburg

The unusual Ponte City that towers over Hillbrow has had a chequered history. Once home to the elite hip white city folk, it fell into disrepair. It became a vertical slum, notorious for its crime-infested corridors. But it has been given a new lease of life, and is an example of workable urban regeneration.

Malaika orphans smile on Mandela Day

All the love and attention they got on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2016, is evident on the faces of the children at Malaika...

Inspiring women on this week’s episode of Play Your Part

With August being Women's Month, this Sunday's episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at a few inspiring South African women who are Playing a Part by making a difference in their respective fields of life.

Mam’ Khanyi rescues Hillbrow’s forgotten children

The Home of HopeAmong the criminals, gangsters, refugees and working people in Joburg's teeming inner city flatlands are many street children. Usually forced into prostitution and crime, there is often no escape, but Khanyisile Motsa offers a ray of hope.

Mam’ Khanyi rescues Hillbrow’s forgotten children

Among the criminals, gangsters, refugees and working people in Joburg's teeming inner city flatlands are many street children. Abandoned, runaways, orphans or victims of child trafficking, they are usually forced into prostitution and crime. There is often no escape, but Khanyisile Motsa offers a ray of hope.

Get around Joburg with awayto.be

Lebogang Nkoane's awayto.be application provides easy access to train, bus and taxi route information around Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria.

Do your bit on Mandela Day

Each year, on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, people around the world are encouraged to give up 67 minutes of their time to improving the world for everyone. We’ve rounded up a few options of where you can do your good deeds.

Creativity for a good cause

A pair of creative philanthropists has come up with the concept of iExist, through which the big questions are explored in art. But the driving force behind the project is to help the less fortunate through auctioning the works of art made under the iExist banner.

Hillbrow kids to get first taste of opera

A group of children from Hillbrow will be given the opportunity to experience opera for the first time on Friday, 19 April at the Joburg Promusica Theatre in Roodepoort.

Something is brewing in Linden

The historic suburb of Linden in Johannesburg has become home to South Africa’s first neighbourhood-inspired coffee shop.
Southern Africa’s greenest dairy