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Take a walk down history on Freedom Day

Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa that commemorates the first democratic elections   held on 27 April 1994. It honours the heroes...

STATEMENT BY THE INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2018

DATE: 18 October 2018Members of the media,I am pleased to announce that President Cyril Ramaphosa will be hosting the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference...

Soweto, heartbeat of the nation

Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and alive with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is a must-see for tourists in search of more than sun, sea and the big five.

16 June 1976: ‘This is our day’

It is a day violently etched on the South African collective conscience. Commemorated over 30 years later as Youth Day, an official holiday, it is the day that honours the deaths of hundreds of Soweto schoolchildren, a day that changed the course of the country's history: 16 June 1976.

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.

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.

South Africa has plenty to offer international visitors

South Africa has an array of attractive tourist destinations and the increasing number of international visitors indicates there is plenty to discover, from hidden tourist treasures in Soweto to the pristine beaches of Hermanus.

South Africa has plenty to offer international visitors

South Africa has an array of attractive tourist destinations and the increasing number of international visitors indicates there is plenty to discover, from hidden tourist treasures in Soweto to the pristine beaches of Hermanus.

Mandela left his mark on many homes

Born in a small village in Transkei, Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg as a young man. He called several places home over the years, from a backyard shack in Alexandra to an upmarket house in well-heeled Houghton. In his retirement, he divided his time between the city and his rural retreat in Qunu.

Soweto: from struggle to suburbia

Twenty years of freedom have transformed Soweto, once a sprawling dormitory dumping ground for Johannesburg's black workers, into a green and attractive city of its own, with housing, parks, shopping malls, efficient public transport and a vibrant tourist trade.