Brand South Africa recently played host to a group of international journalists, who were here to gain exposure to South African business, government and citizens, as well as experience the local culture and way of life, and learn of the latest innovations.
• Driving a new vision for Africa
Reporters Without Borders ranks South Africa at 38 in its 2010 Press Freedom Index. This puts the country ahead of France (44), Italy (49), and the US (99), and well within the top 50 countries said to have "genuine press freedom".
The government has clarified issues around South Africa's proposed new country slogan, "More Than You Imagine", following media reports questioning both its development costs and its originality.
• SA fields strong team at Davos 2011
South Africa's unique mix of energy, humanity, sheer doggedness and knack for problem-solving are showcased in a six-page supplement in the prestigious Washington Post newspaper, titled South Africa Now and produced on behalf of Brand South Africa.
“It is our responsibility to break down barriers of division and create a country where there will be neither whites nor blacks, just South Africans,” President Jacob Zuma said in a speech on Freedom Day. Read the full text.