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ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA AT THE JOINT SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON THE CRISIS...

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, Chairperson of the NCOP, Mr Amos Masondo, Honourable Members, I have called this special joint sitting of the...

Destination Cape Town

Perched between the ocean and the mountain, and with a national park as its heart, Cape Town is wild and wonderful. Among its attractions are climbing, surfing and diving along with vibrant nightlife, excellent wine and endless shopping.

Backpacking in South Africa

If you've got more time than money, there's no better way to see South Africa than to backpack your way around its many offerings: spectacular beauty, a mosaic of cultures, incredible value for money, massive adventure potential - and an undeniable penchant for partying!

Exhibition traces migrant workers’ journey

South Africa was built on mining, and its mines were built on migrant workers. Millions of black men across southern Africa were forced by economic circumstance and taxes to travel to the city of gold, leaving their families at home. Here they toiled long hours underground in dangerous conditions. Wits Art Museum lays bare their lives.

A brand-new city is being built outside Durban

First there were the dreary little boxes of RDP houses. Then there came the growing recognition that it's not just houses that need to be built; communities and places where people actually want to live are required. And Cornubia is one of the first communities to come out of the Breaking New Ground policy.

Forum to work for peace on SA mines

On the eve of the anniversary of last year's Marikana tragedy, the government, police and mining stakeholders have launched a mine crime combating forum to tackle continuing unrest and restore calm in South Africa's mining sector.

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.

Turning hostels into residential units

A R40-million project in Limpopo province that is turning former hostels into low-cost residential units provides a framework for transforming the approximately 2 000 public hostels in South Africa, says Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Joburg residences rejuvenated

A dynamic social housing scheme in Johannesburg is helping transform run-down residences into affordable, quality living spaces for families in the city.
New technologies for social housing

Students pack out Bafana training

Greeted with ululations and blasts from vuvuzelas, the South African squad took to the pitch in an open training session at Wits University's Sturrock Park ground in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon.