Native Nosi: The sweet taste of success

South Africa is home to two indigenous bee species – the African and the Cape bee – and produces enough honey to supply local...

TechnoGirl: Educating girls, creating opportunity

TechnoGirl, which is aimed at encouraging more girls to study Stem subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), has steadily increased the numbers of young...
Nelson Mandela descendants are today made up six children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild born in 2017. Infographic by Mary Alexander.

Nelson Mandela’s family tree – infographic

Over his remarkable 95 years, Nelson Mandela's family grew to include three wives, six children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Download our high-res infographic to find out more.

Four students from St John's Preparatory School are global book quiz champions

South African school wins top prize at world book quiz

Four students from St John's Preparatory School in Johannesburg have won first place at the World Literary Competition, an international youth event that promotes...
The 2017 Trek4Mandela climb to Africa's highest peak will be to honour Mandela, Gugu Zulu and raise funds for young girls health

Trek4Mandela returns to Kilimanjaro to remember Gugu Zulu and honour Mandela

The 2017 Trek4Mandela expedition to the summit of Africa's highest mountain in honour of Nelson Mandela will be a doubly emotional occasion, as climbers...
Nelson Mandela Guide

Guide: what you can do on Mandela Day

The Nelson Mandela Foundation encourages people to carry out their volunteer work for the long term, starting on Mandela Day.Brand South Africa reporterIn time...
Three young South African community leaders have been given the Queen's Young Leader Award

Young South African leaders honoured by the queen

Set up in 2014, the Queen Elizabeth II Young Leaders programme honours exceptional youth leaders in Commonwealth countries. This year, three South Africans have...
cricket, women's cricket, World Cup, Sport, Proteas, Dane van Niekerk

South African women’s cricket team shining at World Cup

While the Proteas men's team are experiencing ups and downs on tour in England, the women's team are riding high with some stellar performances...
South African guitarist Ray Phiri died on 12 July 2017 following a battle with lung cancer

Remembering Ray Phiri, South African musician 1947 – 2017

Legendary Stimela founder and internationally renowned singer and guitarist Ray Phiri died on 12 July 2017, following a battle with lung cancer. The self-taught...
Lord Joffe

Lord Joel Joffe: 1932-2017

This Mandela Month, we profile the late Lord Joel Joffe, who defended Nelson Mandela and his co-accused at the Rivonia Trial. Joffe died on...


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