Tutu: lifelong speaker of ‘truth to power’

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to give South Africa's Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a special once-off award, accompanied by a $1-million grant, in recognition of his "lifelong commitment to speaking truth to power".

Africa takes charge of its heritage

Participants at Africa’s first-ever international world heritage conference, held under the auspices of the Unesco World Heritage Centre, have declared the event to be a success.
World heritage in South Africa

International certification for SA dairy

The Eastern Cape province's eco-friendly Coega Dairy has become the first South African dairy to be awarded an ISO 22000 Food Safety System Certification, a sought-after international standard for food safety management.

South African education project wins top award

A South African non-profit organisation with a unique approach to improving education has won an international corporate social responsibility award.
Tackling SA’s education challenges

Trekker site gets heritage status

The Voortrekker Monument, cultural bastion of the Afrikaner people, is to be declared a Grade 1 national heritage site by the South African government in March 2012. Grade 1 status signifies that the building is of national significance.
SA marks first steps to democracy

Not just cricket: Basil D’Oliveira

Basil D'Oliveira never played for South Africa, yet was nominated one of the country's cricketers of the 20th century. While it was England that benefited from D'Oliveira's prowess with bat and ball, it was, ultimately, South Africa that was rewarded most by his actions on and off the field.

SABMiller’s new beer a boon for Moz

SABMiller's production of cassava beer in Mozambique is promising multiple spinoffs: it will be far safer to drink than potentially lethal home-brewed versions and small-scale farmers will benefit from growing the raw product.
Sudan brews its own beer industry

Major award for South African film

South African production Skeem scooped the coveted Audience Choice Award at the recent Abu Dhabi Film Festival, showing that locally directed movies are holding their own among global industry heavyweights.

South African film wins international award

South African production Skeem scooped the coveted Audience Choice Award at the recent Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
SA film wins at Tribeca

SA mine detector gets top recognition

The South African-made Husky 2G Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector has been named one of the top 10 greatest military inventions by the US army.
Swedish army prefers SA vehicle