FAQs on domestic violence and sexual offences

Women and children are most vulnerable when it comes to domestic abuse and sexual violence. In many instances, the victims do not even know...

South Africa extends help to disabled abuse victims

The Gender Based Violence Command Centre has expanded its services to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Blind and deaf people are now...

Where to get help in South Africa if you are being abused

Numerous organisations around South Africa provide services such as counselling, temporary shelter and legal help to people in abusive relationships. We've compiled a guide...

Mandela Children’s Hospital finally opens

     The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, an idea that began with a vision by Nelson Mandela as far back as his presidency in the 1990s,...

South Africa: talk directly to local government

Millions of South Africans are online, which the country is exploiting to bring local government closer to the people. Residents can communicate directly with...

South Africa’s Wits University climbs world rankings

31 August 2016The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg has climbed the world rankings of universities, to become the best in Africa.This comes from...
Winners of South Africa's Step Up 2 a Start Up II named

Winners of South Africa’s Step Up 2 a Start Up II named

The overall winners of Step Up 2 a Start Up II, the public private partnership established to encourage entrepreneurship in young people, were announced during an inspiring awards evening held in Joburg on 1 December. They were driven by the credo: "Design it, make it, sell it."
South Africa closes Home Affairs department

South Africa closes Home Affairs department

South Africans will not be able to submit their applications for identity documents and passports for a week from 27 November because the Department of Home Affairs will be undertaking systems upgrades. It is expected that the upgrades will improve its services.
South African youth can apply for free tech training

South African youth can apply for free tech training

WeThinkCode urges businesspeople to help sponsor a student to attend a free two-year course in computer programming. It will open its first campus, in Johannesburg, in January 2016, with the aim to eliminate the information technology skills gap that exists.
South Africa turns to cinema to build young entrepreneurs

South Africa turns to cinema to build young entrepreneurs

Thousands of learners in South Africa are taking part in an initiative set up to boost youth entrepreneurship and economic development. Called Step Up 2 a Start Up II, it offers skills, a toolkit and entry into the Maker-preneur of the Year Competition, with bursaries up for grabs.

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