South Africa joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest last week, and two South Africans made sure the flag flew on top of the world. Game ranger Sibusiso Vilane made history in the process, becoming the first black African to summit the world's highest mountain.
Aids activist Zackie Achmat features in TIME magazine's European edition as one of 35 "Heroes 2003" for his struggle to secure affordable antiretroviral drugs for South Africa's HIV/Aids sufferers.
Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.
Did you know that a Johannesburg-born player was elected as an NBA All-Star in 2002, to play in a match that celebrates the biggest guns in basketball in the United States?