Report shows South Africans have many reasons to be hopeful

A new report called Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope from the Institute of Race Relations shows the country has come a long...

Infographic: what you can do to save water

Small changes at home and work can go a long way to minimise the effects of the current drought in South Africa. We've collected...
Youth the key to competitiveness and growth in Africa

Youth the key to competitiveness and growth in Africa

At the Junior Chamber International Conference in Johannesburg this week, Brand South Africa highlighted the importance of getting young people to play their part as active citizens of their communities, to build vibrant, competitive nations across Africa.
67 Blankets for Mandela claims a world record

67 Blankets for Mandela claims a world record

South Africa's 67 Blankets for Mandela charity has claimed the record for the world's largest blanket this month‚ creating a collaborative blanket large enough to cover two-and-a-half rugby fields - with the help of people around the globe and prisoners across the country.
South Africa has a bulk water plan for KZN

South Africa has a bulk water plan for KZN

Amid the current drought afflicting large parts of South Africa, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has launched the Lower Tugela Bulk Water Supply Scheme in KwaZulu-Natal. In opening the system, the minister urged people to use and reuse water wisely.
Bin cleaners bring Hollywood to Khayelitsha

Bin cleaners bring Hollywood to Khayelitsha

In June 2015, student Buhle Sithela began cleaning rubbish bins in Khayelitsha, on the outskirts of Cape Town, where he lives. He uses the money he makes from the project to aid the people of the township, including hosting community film screenings. Movies are his passion, he says.
Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.
South Africans urged to support the 2016 Community Survey

South Africans urged to support the 2016 Community Survey

South Africans are being urged to open their doors to fieldworkers - more than 10 000 of them - going into communities to gather information from 1.3-million households for Statistics South Africa’s 2016 Community Survey, an essential tool in service delivery.
Operation Hydrate to drill boreholes

Operation Hydrate to drill boreholes

Since the beginning of the year, Operation Hydrate has been on a mission to provide water to those in drought-stricken areas. Now, the organisation is going to help drill boreholes, which will bring relief to the many communities across the country that are without water.
South Africa tackles racism

South Africa tackles racism

There was a need for a multi-pronged approach to deal with racism in South Africa, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the launch Anti-Racism Week, an initiative announced by the newly established Anti-Racism Network South Africa.

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