Highlights from BRICS 8th annual summit

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the BRICS co-operation mechanism. Comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the bloc unites the world's...

South Africans off to summit Kili for Caring4Girls

Each step to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, no matter how slowly it is taken, will be for beneficiaries of Caring4Girls, says Melissa Rehbock. She is...

FOCAC summit begins with Joburg tour

To get a feel for the melting pot that is Johannesburg and the ever-vibrant Soweto, journalists from China, Africa and South Africa took a tour of the city and its huge neighbour ahead of the FOCAC summit. It will culminate in a meeting between the South African and Chinese heads of state.

African city leaders gather in Joburg

Africities 7 Summit takes place in Johannesburg this week. More than 5 000 local government authorities are exploring options for the future of cities on the continent, which has an expanding urban population. It is in line with the National Development Plan and the AU's Agenda 2063.

Africa is ‘full of possibilities’

There was plenty of opportunity on the continent, and particularly in South Africa, according to foreign journalists covering the African Union 25th summit. But countries could not ignore the challenges facing them.

South Africa to seek solutions to electricity constraints

A summit for all stakeholders - government, business and civil society - will be held to find solutions to the electricity constraints in South Africa, according to the deputy president. He said progress had been made in the president's five-point plan to assist Eskom.

Women top the agenda at AU summit

The empowerment of women and an end to child marriage is the overriding theme of the African Union summit, where South Africa is also placing emphasis on championing infrastructure development on the continent. Both are key targets in Africa's Agenda 2063.

Voices from One Young World Summit Dublin

oneyoungworldthumbThree young South Africans share their experiences of this year's One Young World Annual Summit, held in Dublin, Ireland from 15 to 18 October, where valuable young talent from across the globe debated and shared solutions for the pressing issues facing the world.

Italy looks to South Africa for opportunity

If you want to be serious about Africa, do your homework, Alec Erwin, South Africa's former trade and industry minister, reportedly told a gathering of more than 100 top chief executives, economists and political leaders from South Africa and Italy, gathered in Cape Town to discuss investment opportunities.

Beyond Sport Global Summit set for SA

The annual global gathering of Beyond Sport, an international organisation using sport for social change, is set to take place in South Africa in late October with a range of high-profile speakers.