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TUGELA FALLS STAND TALL IN THE CLOUDS

The site of a beautiful waterfall during a hike will never get old and anyone who says otherwise is telling a fib....

Global accolades for isiXhosa movie Inxeba

South African isiXhosa-language movie Inxeba movingly explores the conflict of traditional rites of manhood, when initiates “go to the mountain”, with awakening pride in...

South Africa’s judiciary

South Africa has an independent judiciary, subject only to the Constitution and the law. Find out more about how the wheels of justice turn in South Africa.

South African entrepreneurs talk about making eco-friendly products

Several small business owners made a conscious decision to produce non-toxic and biodegradable products. Here's their why. Melissa Javan Her passion for the environment and making...

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.

Call for South Africans to preserve our indigenous heritage and knowledge during Heritage Month

September not only marks the beginning of spring - the season of new beginnings - but also the commemoration of South Africa’s Heritage Month, when the nation celebrates and recognises the cultural and social wealth and diversity of South Africa.

Storytelling takes centre stage

GcinaM---thumbThe Sibikwa Storytelling Festival aims to build social cohesion, promote indigenous languages, give a platform to sign language, and build national identity. Running over a week at two venues in Soweto, it has a programme for youngsters, as well as open mic sessions.

Dump site transformed into Cape nature reserve

A 36-hectare area in Cape Town that was once used largely as a landfill has been transformed into one of the city's most important nature reserves, home to more than 300 plant species, 10 of which are endemic to the area and threatened with extinction.

Today’s athletes, tomorrow’s legends

rugby---thumbSport has always played an important part in South Africa’s history, from sporting isolation to hosting of the major sporting events. Now government is harnessing the power of sport to build a nation from the grassroots up.

Africa Stop Ebola – in song

While the world celebrates Bob Geldof's plan to reboot Do They Know it's Christmas 30 years later to fight Ebola, Africans have been using music to fight the disease as far back as May. A new project, Africa Stop Ebola, by a stellar collection of African musicians is just the latest harnessing of the power of music to fight the epidemic.