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Music is a Great Investment for Social Cohesion and Nation Building

Music is a great way to foster social cohesion and nation building. This is the basis upon which Music is a Great Investment (MIAGI)...

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...

Minibus therapy takes life skills counselling on the road

Innovative psychologist Banetsi Mphunga campaigns to break the stigma around mental health issues and take the anxiety out of therapy using a minibus taxi...

Khayelitsha’s “Spinach King” is building a healthy eating empire

Inspiring young entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana started with a good idea and R40. Today he has expanded his small-scale spinach-bread making business into a range...

King of Karate in Khayelitsha

Sensei Monwabisi Njomba has taken the lessons he learnt mastering martial arts and used them to develop the minds and bodies of young people...

South African opera songbird soars around the globe

South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has sung in some of the world's greatest opera houses, and gave a rare homecoming performance in Johannesburg in...

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...

Watch: Springboks road trip brings out South Africans’ big hearts

The Springboks rugby squad rediscovered the warmth of South Africans as the team were left to make their own way from Cape Town to...

Bin cleaners bring Hollywood to Khayelitsha

In June 2015, student Buhle Sithela began cleaning rubbish bins in Khayelitsha, on the outskirts of Cape Town, where he lives. He uses the money he makes from the project to aid the people of the township, including hosting community film screenings. Movies are his passion, he says.

Micro-farmers harvest a future

harvest thumbUrban farmers in Cape Town's townships grow fresh vegetables for their own tables, and sell their produce to provide an income for their families.