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Support Local Business During Lockdown

It is back to business for some as the nationwide lockdown gradually moves down a level with strict restrictions still in place. As the...

New tech, trends, collaborations at Fak’ugesi

The Fak'ugesi Conference was one several events during the 10-day Fak'ugesi: African Digital Innovation Festival. Discussions at the conference included the experiences of and...

What’s in a South African name? From Krotoa to Van der Stel

Despite generations of official efforts to keep South Africans apart, racial mingling goes back to the very first years when white and black met at the Cape of Good Hope.

The Cradle of Humankind

A handful of the world's great cities trace their heritage to early human settlements thousands of years back. Johannesburg's earliest residents were in the neighbourhood 3-million years ago.

Native Nosi: The sweet taste of success

South Africa is home to two indigenous bee species – the African and the Cape bee – and produces enough honey to supply local...

Forthcoming: a movie about pioneering South African heart surgeon Chris Barnard

A movie is being made about Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard. He was a pioneer in the medical field, performing the world's first heart transplant...

Les Amazones d’Afrique sing for human rights and gender equality

An all-female music supergroup, made up of some of Africa's legendary performers, are collaborating to drive gender equality and human rights on the continent. CD...

African designers to collaborate with Ikea

Ikea, the Swedish company that specialises in designing and manufacturing furniture, appliances and home technology, wants to collaborate with South African and African designers...

Six classic South African sandwiches

Sandwiches – some call them food of the gods, but for most of us, they're a simple, easy meal to enjoy out and about...

Nation Brand Forum explores ways to build an inspiring South Africa

Civil society, the private sector and the government sought ways to build social cohesion and discussed a means for the nation to pull in...