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South Africa has nine provinces, each with its own legislature, premier and executive council - and distinctive landscape, population, economy and climate.
South Africa's Constitution, built on an acute awareness of the injustices of the country's past, is widely regarded as the most progressive in the world, with a Bill of Rights second to none.
The Possible Conference held in Braamfontein last week was an opportunity for 300 creatives and content creators to learn from each other and get guidance from branding professionals.
American scientists are scheduling a major trial of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016, "the most feasible vaccine ever developed". It will be one of largest single clinical testing processes done in South Africa.
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.
South Africa's plans for the annual State of the Nation address started last year and they are on track. In his speech, which officially opens Parliament, the President will speak to the nation on the performance of the country. It is also a chance to announce plans going forward.
Next week the South African cricket team walk out on to the Wanderers field to take on England, not in their traditional green and gold, but in pink as part of the team's and the sport's ongoing support of the PinkDrive to raise awareness of and funds for breast cancer research.
Africa is making strides in the fight against malaria. While there is still work to be done, and the battle continues, countries were honoured for what they have done so far. And South Africa was one of the 14 to have been awarded for its work to eradicate the deadly disease.
South Africa's Lucas Sithole won the wheelchair tennis quad doubles title at this week's Australian Open tennis tournament, his second Grand Slam title. Now he has his eye on the single's finals and then next up on his agenda is a gold medal at the Rio Olympics later this year.
In the final between Team South Africa and Team USA in the International Schools Moot Court competition, it was South Africa that walked away victorious. The competition took place in The Hague in Holland, seat of the International Criminal Court.