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Africa is transforming beyond recognition

We are optimistic about Africa but aware of its complexity. The continent is transforming beyond recognition – and for the better.

Team SA profile: Cameron van der Burgh

The South African team for the 2012 London Olympic Games includes one swimmer who is a world record holder in long course events: Cameron van der Burgh, the fastest breaststroke swimmer ever over 50 metres.

Health care in South Africa

Find out how South Africa's public health care system works and how it relates to the well-resourced private health care sector. Plans for a National Health Insurance scheme aim to tackle the challenges from poverty, Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

Joburg: Africa’s second most visited city

Johannesburg will be Africa's second most visited city this year, as well as the city in which tourists will spend the most money, according to the latest Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.

Taking the risk out of giving birth

In a race to meet the Millennium Development Goals deadline of 2015, African governments are stepping up to the plate to address the problem of maternal deaths across the continent.
Healthcare in South Africa

Retelling South Africa’s freedom stories

South Africa will launch three new museums this year - including one that retells the story of the Battle of Blood River - as well as the Steve Biko Heritage Centre, to honour the memory of those who fought for the country's freedom.

Zuma: we are equal to the task

President Jacob Zuma delivered his third State of the Nation address at South Africa's Parliament in Cape Town on 9 February.
SA wants job focus

Zuma calls for more SA, Moz investment

President Jacob Zuma has called on South African and Mozambican companies to partner in investing and in sharing knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the people of both countries.

Using exotic woods to tackle poverty

Crafters in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces are using alien wood to create high-quality home décor items – and ease the burden of invasive trees on South Africa’s natural environment.
Environmental activist laid to rest

South African farmer helps Mozambican neighbours

A South African farmer is tackling the plight of his Mozambican counterparts, by working with an NGO to revive a disused coconut plantation and help generate work in the region.
New bridge to boost African trade