Africa Month 2017

Africa Day presents an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better Africa and a better world.


Press release: Brand South Africa commemorates Africa Day

Brand South Africa commemorates Africa Day by reflecting on the dynamics of socio-political change. READ MORE >


Get your funk on with five great musical tributes to the continent

From Sly to Fela, reggae to hip-hop, the world is indebted to the rich musical and cultural history of Africa. Here are five examples of that influence. READ MORE >
African stars in Hollywood

The new African kings and queens of Hollywood

Proudly African stars are taking the film and television world by storm, with a new generation of talent gaining prominence in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and Oscar winners. READ MORE >
Rodrigue Katembo

Global conservation award for DRC park ranger and environmentalist

Rodrigue Katembo, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work as a park ranger and conservationist in the country’s Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest wildlife park. READ MORE >
Gift Ngoepe

US baseball gets first player from Africa

It was history in the making when Gift Ngoepe became the first player from South Africa – and Africa – to play in the Major League Baseball in the US. READ MORE >
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Graduates

A first for Africa: graduating with an indigenous knowledge degree

It’s Africa Month so we take a look at the degree in indigenous knowledge systems offered at North West University. The first batch of students graduated in April. READ MORE >

AU and UN respond to African security demands

A new AU-UN agreement will improve peacekeeping operations and security challenges in Africa. The Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnership on Peace and Security will improve co-ordination and co-operation between the bodies. READ MORE >