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SOUTH AFRICA’S ROAD TO RECOVERY GETS A BOOST AS AMAZON INVESTS IN CAPE TOWN

While the city of Cape Town makes progress to rebuild damage to property and many UCT students returning back to the university following displacement...

Empower Shack low-cost housing project nominated for UK design prize

An innovative, low-cost housing solution that could help to alleviate South Africa's housing shortage has been long-listed for the Royal Institute of British Architects...

Celebrating the South African Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.

South African Premier Business Awards finalists named

The finalists in the South African Premier Business Awards were announced by the Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies where he also confirmed that the...

Consumer help: estate and rental agents

Guidelines for renting, buying or selling property through an estate or rental agent, how to protect your interests when doing so, and what you can do if things go wrong.

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.

Living standards improve in South Africa

Living standards in South Africa have improved significantly over the past two decades on all possible measures, such as access to housing, electricity, clean water and sanitation. The data in the Institute of Race Relation's South Africa Survey 2016 "show the relative success of the government's service delivery efforts".

Anti-corruption courses in African business schools could help end graft

Education could be a valuable weapon in Africa's fight against corruption. Three business schools - in Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa - already offer anti-graft coursework, and the results are positive.

Cape Town refurbishes thousands of community flats

Almost 7 000 rental units in Cape Town have been refurbished, as Human Rights Month draws to a close. The city says it is investing in the maintenance of infrastructure in previously under- invested areas and in improving the lives of its more vulnerable residents.

A guarantee of freedom: South Africa’s Bill of Rights

South Africa's ground-breaking Bill of Rights is widely regarded as one of the most progressive in the world. All South Africans should know their rights, and respect the rights of fellow citizens. Read the full text of the Bill of Rights.