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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...
Celebrating the life and art of Hugh Masekela, who passed away on 23 January 2018.

A personal tribute to Hugh Masekela, Prof Keorapetse “Willie” Kgositsile and Rica Hodgson

Honorary Consul Anne Page writes a personal tribute to the three late South African greats: Hugh Masekela, Prof Keorapetse "Willie" Kgositsile and Rica Hodgson. By...
Celebrating the life and art of Hugh Masekela, who passed away on 23 January 2018.

Remembering Hugh Masekela, South African legend: 1939-2018

South African jazz maestro Hugh Masekela died on 23 January 2018, aged 78, following a nine-year battle against prostate cancer. CD Anderson More than just an...

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Davos

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum 2018. Davos, Switzerland - The...

Anticipation grows as Premier Business Awards come closer

Thirty companies are vying for top honours in the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards. Winners will be announced at an...

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.

War on plastic: SA seafood restaurant chain bans 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...

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