The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions hosted its World Library and Information Conference in Cape Town in August. It enabled librarians from across the world to experience local hospitality, and allowed for energetic discussion on the role of a library in this modern era.
On Tuesday 14 July, Brand South Africa met with top-performing grade 12 learners from rural schools in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape and introduced the Constitution Mondays campaign to them.
Students of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology were given a task to share stories of their community, in order for them to identify with one another. These stories capture the challenges they have overcome and aims to shape them as aspiring teachers.
Despite rain and the death of 41 people in an attack by terrorist group Boko Haram, millions of Nigerians turned out to vote in hotly contested elections to choose the president of Africa's most populous country.
In a country as diverse as South Africa, it is natural for there to be differing views and vigorous contestation, writes Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. So it would be a mistake to assume the fracas in parliament during the State of the Nation Address on 12 February meant our democracy was on the edge of an abyss.
In 2030, South Africa is a globally competitive economy and a leading member of the family of nations. The country contributes to sustainable development, democracy, the rule of law, human rights and security in a peaceful and prosperous Africa, and a fair and just world.
South African Tourism is building a pilgrimage route following the life and times of Nelson Mandela through the four provinces that shaped his life. The organisation is confident that in time, people are going to see it as "a must-do kind of thing".
Read South African President Jacob Zuma’s statement to mark the end of 2014.
Brand South Africa’s end of year message to the nation calls on all of us to tap into our nation-building spirit to ensure our democratic freedoms do not erode.