Southern African states work to save forests

Namibia, Angola and Zambia have agreed to set up a time-bound action plan to manage and monitor the timber trade. High-value timber from the three southern African countries, often bound for South Africa and Asia, is subject to overharvesting and illegal and unregulated trade.

UN awards first Nelson Mandela prize

Two laureates have been awarded the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize - Dr Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal, who were recognised by the global body for their services to humanity and democracy, in the spirit of the late leader.

A tribute to South Africa’s neighbours

A photographic exhibition, On the Frontline, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Centre of Memory reflects on the contribution – and the price they paid – from countries in Africa to helping the liberation struggle overcome apartheid.

SA, Namibia, Angola adopt Benguela Current pact

South Africa, Angola and Namibia have signed and adopted the Benguela Current Convention, which will see the three countries working together on the protection and sustainable use of the Benguela Current marine ecosystem, one of the richest ecosystems on earth.

Banyana down Namibia in Van Wyk’s 100th

South Africa's women's football team, Banyana Banyana, beat Namibia 2-0 at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Sunday in captain Janine van Wyk's 100th international. She trails only Portia Modise, who has turned out for Banyana 110 times.

Scoring quietly, scoring big

Sports Coaches' Outreach (Score), founded in 1991 by American Olympic rower Juliet Thompson, has, with little fanfare, exposed hundreds of thousands of South African children to sports and coaching that they would otherwise never have experienced - by mobilising volunteers from around the world.