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SA Fast Facts

South African facts at your fingertips … up-to-date information on the country's economy, population, geography, climate, languages and more.

 

National Child Protection Week – “Let Us All Protect Children to Move South Africa...

      The Minister of the Department of Social Development, Ms Susan Shabangu, led the launch of the National Child Protection Week (CPW) campaign on Sunday...

South Africa Hosts the Inaugural Africa Communications Week

Tsabeng Nthite – South Africa will be hosting the annual Africa Communications Week (ACW) from 21 – 25 May 2018. Africa Communications Week is an...

Security Cluster Outraged Over Verulam Mosque Attack

The Justice Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) is outraged and concerned over the attack on worshipers at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam...

Brand South Africa partners with the Loeries to celebrate young creatives

  Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part won the Gold award for its non-English radio advert at the 39th annual Loeries awards, which took place...

Partners for Possibility selected as finalist of the global WISE Awards

    Partners for Possibility joins NGOs from Morocco and Nigeria on prestigious WISE list Partners for Possibility (PfP), a South African social enterprise that develops leadership...

Celebrating the role of the South African film industry in shaping the Nation Brand...

By Phindi Maduna On 3 to 10 March 2018, Brand South Africa once again partnered with RapidLion - the South African International Film Festival...
KwaZulu-Natal vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo won their fifth Grammy for the album Shaka Zulu Revisited: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Relive Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s five Grammy-winning moments

South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo won their fifth Grammy at the 2018 Grammy Awards, confirming their status as one of the...
The Open Africa Initiative, founded by the Africa50 Global Shapers in May 2017, is making strides in its quest to advocate a better future for young Africans through increased intra-Africa trade.

Open Africa Initiative shines at Davos 2018

The Open Africa Initiative, a programme aimed at advancing the concept of intra-Africa economic and cultural integration – while boosting the continent's young entrepreneurs...
Young South Africans Mokoni Chaka and Evert du Preez acted bravely during the Hennenman–Kroonstad train accident.

Young Kroonstad train tragedy heroes nominated for National Order

The story of two brave young Free State boys rescuing passengers during the recent Shosholoza Meyl train tragedy, has struck a chord with South...
A first look at the new R5 coin celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth

Mandela centenary coin unveiled

South Africa celebrates the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela throughout 2018; the commemoration begins this month with the announcement of a new...

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