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.

Former Miss Earth South Africa on M&G Top 200 list

Catherine Constantinides is one of the Mail & Guardian's 2014 Top 200 Young South Africans. The former Miss Earth South Africa is now the pageant's executive director, and uses her platform to raise awareness around how sustainable development can improve Africa's prosperity.

A nonfiction guide to South Africa’s 20 years

Follow South Africa's journey to freedom with a selection of the best of the country's writing. Here we present the winners of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for nonfiction since 1994, which includes two Nelson Mandela biographies, The Long Walk to Freedom and Anthony Sampson's authorised portrait.

Oxford University reflects on SA’s freedom journey

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will deliver the keynote address at a high-level academic conference reflecting on South Africa's first 20 years of democracy at Oxford University in the UK on Friday.

SA in new deep space collaboration

As the first results from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite were being released last week, astronomers at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory near Johannesburg were working on a new radio telescope that will also shed new light on the earliest moments of the universe.

Bloodhound brings world focus to South Africa

There’s more to the Bloodhound SSC than just mind-boggling speed – the project is aimed at inspiring a new generation of scientists, and a Northern Cape community is benefiting through job creation, better communications infrastructure, and tourism.
SKA: who gets what

Top award for local invasion biologist

Internationally acclaimed invasion biologist, Prof Dave Richardson of Stellenbosch University, is the 2012 recipient of the John FW Herschel Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of South Africa.
SA academic elected to top council

Series showcases South African ‘can-do’

The fifth episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, featuring a Harvard business graduate turned job creator, a world-renowned photographer passionate about sharing, and a soccer team with a difference, broadcasts on SABC 1 at 12h30 on Sunday, 20 November.

South African maths boff sets new record

A South African grade 12 pupil has achieved 100% in the University of Cape Town’s Maths Competition for the fifth year in a row, setting a new record in the contest’s 35-year history.
Educated Africans teach South African children

Get set for a National Arts Fest feast

A spirit of artistic innovation with a range of national, continental and world premieres in theatre, dance, music and visual art will be celebrated at this year's National Arts Festival, taking place in Grahamstown from 30 June to 10 July.