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KwaZulu-Natal vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo won their fifth Grammy for the album Shaka Zulu Revisited: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Relive Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s five Grammy-winning moments

South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo won their fifth Grammy at the 2018 Grammy Awards, confirming their status as one of the...
The Open Africa Initiative, founded by the Africa50 Global Shapers in May 2017, is making strides in its quest to advocate a better future for young Africans through increased intra-Africa trade.

Open Africa Initiative shines at Davos 2018

The Open Africa Initiative, a programme aimed at advancing the concept of intra-Africa economic and cultural integration – while boosting the continent's young entrepreneurs...
Young South Africans Mokoni Chaka and Evert du Preez acted bravely during the Hennenman–Kroonstad train accident.

Young Kroonstad train tragedy heroes nominated for National Order

The story of two brave young Free State boys rescuing passengers during the recent Shosholoza Meyl train tragedy, has struck a chord with South...
A first look at the new R5 coin celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth

Mandela centenary coin unveiled

South Africa celebrates the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela throughout 2018; the commemoration begins this month with the announcement of a new...
Celebrating the life and art of Hugh Masekela, who passed away on 23 January 2018.

Remembering Hugh Masekela, South African legend: 1939-2018

South African jazz maestro Hugh Masekela died on 23 January 2018, aged 78, following a nine-year battle against prostate cancer. CD Anderson More than just an...
Bountly uses elements of social media interaction and the shared economy trend to connect job seekers with verified and trusted employment opportunities in South Africa.

South African app connects job seekers with employment opportunities

Bountly is a local recruitment website designed to service job creation, through incorporating social media elements and the current peer-to-peer economy trend revolutionised by...
Ocean Basket is the first major South African restaurant chain to implement a ban on plastic drinking straws.

War on plastic: SA seafood restaurant chain bans straws

Plastics are the scourge of the ocean, with millions of tons annually finding their way into the world's open waters and then into the...
The Empower Shack is an innovative housing solution in Khayelitsha.

Empower Shack low-cost housing project nominated for UK design prize

An innovative, low-cost housing solution that could help to alleviate South Africa's housing shortage has been long-listed for the Royal Institute of British Architects...
South African writer Alan Paton features on the Google Doodle on 11 January 2018.

Google celebrates the life and work of Alan Paton

The January 11 Google Doodle pays tribute to South African author and anti-apartheid activist, Alan Paton – commemorating his 115th birthday. CD Anderson South African writer...
Keorapetse Kgositsile, poetry, arts and culture, obituary,

Remembering Keorapetse Kgositsile 1938-2018

South African poet laureate, political activist and academic Keorapetse "Bra Willie" Kgositsile passed away on 3 January 2018 after a short illness. He was...

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