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An app developed by Kenyan schoolgirls that addresses female health issues has got the attention of Google.

Kenyan schoolgirls create female health app for Google

Five Kenyan teenagers, aged 15 to 17, have been selected to take part in the Google Technovation software development competition. Their innovative app design...
Community leaders, emergency workers and volunteers who helped save a community

Meet the women who fought the Knysna fires

In June this year, devastating fires laid waste to the Western Cape, particularly in the towns of Knysna and neighbouring Plettenberg Bay, where homes...

South Africa’s population

South Africa is a nation of diversity, with over 50-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs. Find out about our population groups, their distribution across the country's nine provinces, and more.

A starting chance for Western Cape youth

For more than a decade the Western Cape NGO Starting Chance has been making early childhood development programmes more accessible across the province. Its...

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...
The Put Foot Foundation donates shoes to underprivileged children in South Africa and across Africa.

Put Foot is putting African children on the road to success with new shoes

A South African charity is taking on the challenge of making sure underprivileged children across the continent have at least one good pair of...
The 2017 Trek4Mandela climb to Africa's highest peak will be to honour Mandela, Gugu Zulu and raise funds for young girls health

Trek4Mandela returns to Kilimanjaro to remember Gugu Zulu and honour Mandela

The 2017 Trek4Mandela expedition to the summit of Africa's highest mountain in honour of Nelson Mandela will be a doubly emotional occasion, as climbers...

Join GEM this Mandela Month

If you're not sure what you'll be doing this Mandela Month, why not join GEM and Brand South Africa in helping those in need....
Three young South African community leaders have been given the Queen's Young Leader Award

Young South African leaders honoured by the queen

Set up in 2014, the Queen Elizabeth II Young Leaders programme honours exceptional youth leaders in Commonwealth countries. This year, three South Africans have...

Charmaine Mrwebi, dreaming and writing in Setswana

Unable to find books written in her mother tongue, telling stories that related to her life, Charmaine Mrwebi wrote her own – and set...
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