President Jacob Zuma will take part in an Operation Clean Up for Madiba activity at the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in the Eastern Cape on Friday. Zuma has called on all South Africans to mark Mandela Day and "demonstrate our love for our beautiful country . . .".
A joint conservation initiative by South African National Parks and The Endangered Wildlife Trust has successfully reintroduced red-billed oxpeckers to the Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape, after an absence of more than half a century.
• Protecting marine life with plastic
Aviation enthusiast Dean Wingrin’s new book brings to life the history of the South African Air Force through previously unpublished stories of heroism, duty and adventure, told from the perspectives of the people who served as members of the Air Force.
• Yvonne urges women to aim high
Anyone who loves mountain biking should read endurance cyclist Kevin Davie’s new book, Freedom Rider. It provides just the inspiration you need to buy a map, plan a route and get on the saddle to explore South Africa’s remote and wide-open spaces.
• Stellenbosch on a bicycle