On the Shoulders of a Giant: Lessons from the life of Oliver Tambo

The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation hosted the Oliver Tambo Centenary Memorial Lecture under the appropriate theme “On the Shoulders of a Giant” at...

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

Tapiwa holds her own at Wits

wits---thumbAt just 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at Wits University. But that is not holding her back from getting the most out of university life.

South African men: Lean in for women’s rights

sonke - thumbTo mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, a local thrust to Sheryl Sandberg's global LeanIn initiative asks South African men to demonstrate how they celebrate and support the women of the country.

Anglo pledges R15m for occupational health Chair at Wits

The Anglo American Endowed Chair in Occupational Hygiene at the Wits School of Public Health will work to decrease employee exposure to dust, noise and other health hazards in mining.

Wits University receives R100-million from anonymous donor

The University of the Witwatersrand has received a R100-million donation from an anonymous South Africa philanthropist. Wits will use some of the money to attract top academic talent and advance research.

Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa

At the inaugural Brand South Africa 21 Icons Campus Dialogue, South African artists discussed the role art plays in laying bare unpalatable societal truths to build a stronger, more equal nation.

World-class tech hub planned for Joburg

The Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering at Wits University will open Tshimologong Precinct in downtown Jozi, where a "Robin Hood strategy" will operate – those who can pay will; those who cannot will be sponsored. It will be a vast space where people can collaborate and create new digital technology.

Watch: Global South African tech gurus on bringing skills home

A Google Hangout hosted by Brand South Africa saw expat South African tech gurus discussing ways to use their digital expertise to benefit their home country.

Liberian entrepreneurs build South African networks

The Branson Centre in Joburg has been training and helping entrepreneurs in Gauteng for nearly a decade. This year, with funding from American charity Humanity United, it accepted its first batch of businesspeople from Liberia into the foundation course. It has opened the way to expanding the centre's reach.