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Brand South Africa hails discovery of Homo naledi

Brand South Africa applauds the team of scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand and other volunteers, on their discovery of a new species of human relative – Homo naledi – at the Cradle of Humankind.

New dinosaur discovery in South Africa

New dinosaur discovery in South Africa

Distinctive bones hidden among the many fossils at Wits University come from a newly discovered dinosaur. Found on the border of Lesotho and South Africa, the new dinosaur has been named Sefapanosaurus from a Sesotho word.

Kruse finds ubuntu on cross-country walk

For three and a half years, Sonja Kruse was absent from her life: first she was physically absent while she walked around the country, and then she was emotionally absent as she collated her experiences in a book. But the result is a journey of discovery about what it means to be a South African.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught us not to let our circumstances stop us from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, is to become the first black astronaut.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught the world plenty of things; notably, don't let your circumstances stop you from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, he is to be the first black astronaut.

From township to space, the world’s first black African astronaut

It's a long way from Mabopane to outer space, but Mandla Maseko has strapped on his boots and is on the way there. The young DJ will be the first black African astronaut, after beating a million or so contestants to win the global Axe Apollo Space Academy competition.

Discovery in Chinese acquisition

Discovery launches Singapore venture

South African health insurer Discovery has launched a joint venture with pan-Asian life insurer AIA Group to introduce a wellness programme in Singapore, marking the company's entry into the Asia-Pacific region.
SA extends eNaTIS system to Namibia

Discovery launches short-term insurance

Financial services group Discovery Holdings is aiming to take advantage of its unique behavioural economics business model with the launch of Discovery Insure, a new player in South Africa's R50-billion short-term insurance market.
Discovery in Chinese acquisition

Discovery in Chinese acquisition

South African healthcare insurer Discovery has announced its intention to expand into China with the acquisition of a 24.99% stake in Ping An Health Insurance.
Oil reserves discovered in Zambia

Oil reserves discovered in Zambia

The Zambian government has announced the discovery of the country's first-ever reserves of oil and gas, opening up the possibility of an economic boom similar to that of neighbouring Angola, which is now Africa's second-largest oil producer.

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