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Rwanda finds a path out of history of horror

Instead of taking the route of vengeance and punishment, Rwanda has chosen admission, reconciliation and forgiveness. This way, it has missed a "justice of ashes". But to build a stable and prosperous country has required draconian legislation and curtailed personal freedom.

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.

Women in the struggle remembered

The women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against pass laws were honoured in a colourful ceremony on the same day 57 years later, in Tshwane.
Businesswomen leaving a legacy

New law to integrate SA’s courts

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Superior Courts Bill, which aims to restructure South Africa's judiciary and integrate its court system while enhancing access to justice in country.

Commemorating 1913 heroines

Women’s Month 2013 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1913 anti-pass demonstration by women of the then Orange Free State. That campaign was led by struggle heroine Charlotte Maxeke.
Inspirational women taking SA forward

SA women ‘make mark on world stage’

The South African government's progressive laws and policies are attracting the international community to choose South African women to take up strategic positions on the African continent and on the world stage, says Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana.

Mandela gets new smart ID card

Nelson Mandela's daughter, Zindzi Mandela, received the former president's new smart ID card at an event to celebrate his 95th birthday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday.

Freedom Park: celebrating peace

On a small hill outside South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria, a unique and complex monument celebrates freedom and honours the people who struggled and died to liberate the country from apartheid.
Trekker site gets heritage status

South African tax for investors

South Africa has a well-developed and regulated taxation regime based on international best practice. Here are the tax basics for foreigners investing or working in the country.

SA signs Benguela conservation pact

South Africa, Angola and Namibia have signed an agreement to protect the Benguela Current marine ecosystem, which stretches from Port Elizabeth on South Africa's coast to Cabinda in the north of Angola and is one of the richest ecosystems on earth.