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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,...

Meet the doctors: The two Miss South Africa semi-finalists on the medical front-line

Two of the Miss South Africa Top 15 semi-finalists – Karishma Ramdev and Thato Mosehle – are medical doctors who are currently working at...

Brand South Africa partners with Bassline Fest for Africa Day celebrations

Johannesburg, Wednesday 22 May 2019 – Brand South Africa has again partnered with the Bassline Fest to host a three-day event ahead of Africa...

Mapungubwe: South Africa’s lost city of gold

A thousand years ago, Mapungubwe was the centre of the largest kingdom in southern Africa, with a thriving trade in gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. Discovered in 1932 but kept under wraps by the apartheid government, Mapungubwe is one of SA's eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.

South Africa’s sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

South Africa is implementing a sugar tax in April this year. Government and health authorities hope it will curb non-communicable diseases and obesity. Researchers...

Transcript: 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture by Bill Gates

In his address for the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Bill Gates spoke under the broad theme of "living together". He touched on a...

Bill Gates to deliver 2016 Nelson Mandela Lecture

Since the inaugural Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in 2003, speakers have been notable global leaders in their field – be it politics, human rights or economics. This year will be no different. Microsoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the 14th annual lecture on the eve of Mandela Day.

Tshepo10K: inspiring South African youth with skills

The youth of Tshwane, with the help of the municipality and other public and private players, have rolled up their sleeves and are participating more meaningfully in the economy through the Tshepo10K employment skills project.

South African universities dominate Africa ranking

South African universities make up more than a third of a list ranking the continent's top 30 institutions. Although it left out more than 2 600 facilities in Africa, the list is considered a good starting point towards creating a more comprehensive ranking system in the future.