GEM: A year to remember

For the Going The Extra Mile project, 2017 was a year of milestones and great successes, with volunteers from around the country banding together...
Bountly uses elements of social media interaction and the shared economy trend to connect job seekers with verified and trusted employment opportunities in South Africa.

South African app connects job seekers with employment opportunities

Bountly is a local recruitment website designed to service job creation, through incorporating social media elements and the current peer-to-peer economy trend revolutionised by...
Ocean Basket is the first major South African restaurant chain to implement a ban on plastic drinking straws.

The war on plastic: South African seafood restaurant chain bans drinking straws

Plastics are the scourge of the ocean, with millions of tons annually finding their way into the world's open waters and then into the...

Play Your Part TV series episode 14: get involved

Episode 14 of the Play Your Part TV series features the Nosipho Community Foundation, the New Jerusalem Home for Children and the El Theos...
The Empower Shack is an innovative housing solution in Khayelitsha.

Empower Shack low-cost housing project nominated for UK design prize

An innovative, low-cost housing solution that could help to alleviate South Africa's housing shortage has been long-listed for the Royal Institute of British Architects...
South African writer Alan Paton features on the Google Doodle on 11 January 2018.

Google celebrates the life and work of Alan Paton

The January 11 Google Doodle pays tribute to South African author and anti-apartheid activist, Alan Paton – commemorating his 115th birthday.South African writer Alan...

Play Your Part TV series: episode 14 synopsis

Here’s a little taste of what episode 14 of the Play Your Part TV Series has in store for you this Saturday. This week...
Keorapetse Kgositsile, poetry, arts and culture, obituary,

Remembering Keorapetse Kgositsile 1938-2018

South African poet laureate, political activist and academic Keorapetse "Bra Willie" Kgositsile passed away on 3 January 2018 after a short illness. He was...
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Brand South Africa: year in review 2017

It has been a storied year for the country, and for Brand South Africa. It started with a new chair at the African Union...

Shamila Ramjawan: global leader

The founder of Famram Solutions has been recognised for her work in keeping rural girls and young women in schools, by the Centre for...

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