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Earth’s oldest ‘fungi’ found in South Africa

A recent scientific discovery in South Africa, ancient fungi-like fossils, have once again put the country on the map in the palaeontology field. It...
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South African film placed second in international competition

Filmmakers around the world made powerful public service announcement movies on human trafficking and modern day slavery for the HeardPSA campaign. The South African...

World Bank predicts economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa

The economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa is cautiously optimistic, according to the World Bank report on African economies, Africa’s Pulse.Brand South Africa reporterThe 15th...
Muhammad Ali in Africa

Remembering Muhammad Ali in Africa

American boxing legend Muhammad Ali had a deep connection with Africa: the continent's fighting spirit influenced his own articulate political and spiritual philosophy. Ali...
Online visa application system for the UK

Online visa system launched for South Africans visiting UK

After success in countries like China and India, the online visa application service to the UK, Access UK, has been expanded to South Africa. If you're planning a British holiday you can now apply for your visa, make an appointment, and pay online.
Naledi Pandor awarded Germany's Grand Cross of Merit

Naledi Pandor awarded Germany’s Grand Cross of Merit

Describing her as "a symbol of the new South Africa", Germany has awarded South African Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor the Grand Cross of Merit for her work to build scientific relations between the two countries.
South Africa marks queen's 90th with Krugerrand

South Africa marks queen’s 90th with Krugerrand

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday, a special edition of the famous Krugerrand is released. With only 260 coins available, it has a unique feature reading "QEII 90" on the reverse side of the coin, above the iconic springbok.
South Africa speaks out during CSW60

South Africa speaks out during CSW60

Taking place over a period of 10 days in New York, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women noted the strides made in gender equality. South Africa sent a strong delegation of female ministers to participate on the global platform.
Outcomes from the WCF

Outcomes from the WCF

One of the major outcomes of the annual World Communication Forum in Davos, Switzerland was an agreement from the BRICS countries, of which South Africa is a member, to set up a Communicators Forum. South Africa's concept of ubuntu was also applauded.
Global Aids conference in South Africa

Global Aids conference in South Africa

South Africa is hosting numerous international conferences this year, the first of which is the 21st International Aids Conference taking place in Durban. It is expected to help the country's position in global governance, and boost the economy through increased tourism and investment.


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