COVID-19 vaccine: Africa begins its vaccination journey

March 5, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of South Africa’s very first confirmed CoVID-19 case. The country, the continent, and the world has since...

Are you healthy and happy? Meet Dr. Michael Mol

By Mduduzi MalingaMichael Benjamin Mol was born on 16 August 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. Although he did not go for career counseling,...


17 JUNE 2020Compatriots,It is now just over 100 days since the first case of coronavirus was identified in South Africa.For 100 days we have...

Nation Brand Forum speaker profile: Martyn Davies

South Africa has as many global companies as South Korea, but the world doesn’t know this, says Martyn Davies. For South Africa to be...

Social entrepreneurs on building South Africa’s economy

The stories of 14 social entrepreneurs are told in the book The Disruptors. The authors share their journey in the writing of it, and...

South African author shares lessons after winning Caine Prize

Listening is important and reading is essential. These are just a few lessons Lidudumalingani Mqombothi gained on his journey as a writer. He won...

South African words added to Oxford dictionary

The English language is constantly evolving. The Oxford English Dictionary takes note of these changes, and adds new words as they become part of everyday speech. In its latest edition, it has added about 500 words - including three South African words.

SA’s Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World

An estimated one billion viewers watched as Miss South Africa - 22-year-old Rolene Strauss - was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in London on Sunday. She is the first South Africa to win the title since Anneline Kriel in 1974.

Max Planck Institute invests in MeerKAT

The German institute is pouring R150-million into building and installing radio receivers on the MeerKAT radio telescope. The project, it says, will grant its scientists access to a world-class facility and its unique unrestricted view on our galaxy, and will boost MeerKAT's scientific potential even further.

Five points about the future of innovation in South Africa

US-based blogger Ngozi Onuoha was part of a group of seven journalists from UK, US and China taken on a tour of Johannesburg and Cape Town by Brand South Africa earlier this year. This is what she found.