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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.

Women are the best people to work in digital

The future of learning and growth is digital, say speakers at the Standard Bank Top Women Conference. Its awards were also handed out, with...

Q&A with founder of Champion South Africa

Well-known radio host Ashraf Garda challenges South Africans to change their mindsets to become champions in everything they do. Read more about his initiative,...

Read to your children today

Blob 2Nal'ibali challenges all South Africans to read aloud to a child today and beat the number of children who hear its brand-new story on World Read Aloud Day today.

South Africa’s musos dish on being a woman in music

It's tough being a woman in any industry; women are treated differently and some say they need to work twice as hard. Singers like Toya Delazy speak about the women who inspired them, and share their experiences in the music industry.

African products sold online to fight malaria

Buying a pair of shweshwe pyjama pants – they come in five Afro-inspired colours – will help to keep families in Mozambique safe from malaria. The idea is that making a difference is as easy as sleeping, says Goodbye Malaria. Cash raised is used for spraying homes to kill Anopheles mosquitoes.

Heads of state line up for Zuma’s inauguration

South Africa will roll out the red carpet for 29 heads of state, nine deputy and seven former heads of state, two monarchs and a host of other dignitaries at Jacob Zuma's inauguration for a second term as President of South Africa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday.

Heads of state line up for Zuma’s inauguration

South Africa will roll out the red carpet for 29 heads of state, nine deputy and seven former heads of state, two monarchs and a host of other dignitaries at Jacob Zuma's inauguration for a second term as President of South Africa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday.

Scoring for Mandela

anne taylorBy Anne Taylor
19 August 2013

More than 60 000 fans showed up for the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg this weekend – and they were thrilled by what they saw: both the Springboks and Bafana Bafana won their matches.

Photo: @Unite4Mandela via Twitter

After the sporting derby, the celebrations continued with musicians such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Zahara, DJ Black Coffee, Toya Delazy and Mafikizolo rocking the stadium.

The occasion was put together to honour former president Mandela, whose passion for sport was legendary. "Sport," he once said, "has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does."

Marking Mandela’s 21st year of freedom

An artwork inspired by tributes to Nelson Mandela from ordinary South Africans and their more famous counterparts was unveiled to mark the great man's 21st year of freedom from incarceration.