Ponte City – a beacon of hope in downtown Johannesburg

The unusual Ponte City that towers over Hillbrow has had a chequered history. Once home to the elite hip white city folk, it fell into disrepair. It became a vertical slum, notorious for its crime-infested corridors. But it has been given a new lease of life, and is an example of workable urban regeneration.

Arch for the Arch, Desmond Tutu, St George's Cathedral, Cape Town

The Arch for The Arch: the story behind a tribute to Archbishop Tutu

To celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's 86th birthday, a new public space installation was unveiled in Cape Town on 7 October 2017. The Arch...
Ntsikelelo Mavata's production company is helping inspire local acting talent and technical crew

Eastern Cape filmmaker wants to help tell his community’s stories

Instead of aiming for the bright lights and the big bucks of Hollywood, filmmaker Ntsikelelo Mavata returns to his hometown roots to make films...
Queen Mathebula is South Africa's 2017 boerewors champion.

Meet South Africa’s Queen of Boerewors

Limpopo butchery manager Queen Mathebula is the winner of the 2017 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition, the annual heritage event dedicated to finding the...

Gift of the Givers: 25 years of philanthropy: Emily Thomas

In a series of five articles, we share stories from Gift of the Givers volunteers in their own words as the organisation marks its...

Gift of the Givers: 25 years of philanthropy: Owen Williams

In a series of five articles, we share stories from Gift of the Givers volunteers in their own words as the organisation marks its...

Gift of the Givers: 25 years of philanthropy: Ahmed Bham

In a series of five articles, we share stories from Gift of the Givers volunteers in their own words as the organisation marks its...
Banetsi Mphunga is Khayelitsha's mobile therapist, helping youth deal with mental health challenges

Minibus therapy takes life skills counselling on the road

Innovative psychologist Banetsi Mphunga campaigns to break the stigma around mental health issues and take the anxiety out of therapy using a minibus taxi...
Pretoria town planner Mthobisi Masinga is seeking sponsorship to attend International Society for City and Regional Planners Congress in the US.

Young South African town planner invited to present rural land development study in US

Mthobisi Masinga, a young forward-thinking town and regional planner from Pretoria, has been invited to present his innovative research on rural land development to...
Rihanna's charity work with the Clara Lionel Foundation is helping Malawian girls get to school

Rihanna supports Malawian schoolgirls with bicycles and scholarships

Barbadian singer Rihanna is using her clout as a world famous pop star to support education in Malawi. Through her charity she is donating...

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