Joburg’s digital ambassadors bring tech to the people

Johannesburg---thumbThousands of digital ambassadors are being trained before being sent out into the city to teach hundreds of thousands of Joburg residents how to maximise the use of technology and the city's broadband wifi connectivity it is rolling out. It is all part of becoming a smart city.

South African family gets house for Mandela Day

A destitute family has a roof over their heads - after having to rebuild their shack twice when it was destroyed by fire - thanks to the kindness of Masikhule Projects. The developer built the five-room house for the Mokgothu family to mark Mandela Day.

Gauteng plans Mega Projects to house people

Radical transformation and spatial planning is on the cards for Gauteng over the next decade, guided by the provincial Mega Projects plan. It will work with the private sector and municipalities to deliver huge developments complete with schools, parks, health facilities, infrastructure and light industry.

Mandela left his mark on many homes

Born in a small village in Transkei, Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg as a young man. He called several places home over the years, from a backyard shack in Alexandra to an upmarket house in well-heeled Houghton. In his retirement, he divided his time between the city and his rural retreat in Qunu.

Frances Qamata Reading House

  We have decided to offer a portion of our house as a space for children from the community to do their homework, work on...

Chancellor House to honour icons

Chancellor House, the Johannesburg building where Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo set up their first law practice in the 1950s, is to be restored.
Mandela: a ermarkable 92 years

More with houses, running water

The proportion of South African households living in informal dwellings has decreased to 14.4%, says Statistics Sa, while 74.4% of households now have access to piped water.