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22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

Tapiwa holds her own at Wits

wits---thumbAt just 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at Wits University. But that is not holding her back from getting the most out of university life.

South Africa hosts nuclear energy conference

South Africa hosts nuclear energy conference

Organisers of the Nuclear Supply Chain conference, to be held in South Africa at the start of December, have urged companies working in construction to participate in their discussions. There are opportunities for the country's construction industry in the new build programme, they say.

Africans abroad keen to return – Homecoming Revolution report

Most African professionals living abroad would love to return home, and almost all retain strong links of family and friendship to their countries. These were some of the insights from a survey by Homecoming Revolution, presented by CEO Angel Jones at the brain gain company's Speed Meet Jozi event in Sandton last week.

Local researchers honoured at their ‘Oscars’

South African medical research institutes rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said in handing out the National Science and Technology Forum Awards.

South Africa names builders of Kathu Solar Park

South Africa names builders of Kathu Solar Park

Spanish companies Sener and Acciona have a strong presence in South Africa, and have been involved in several projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. Now they have been signed up to build Kathu Solar Park, outside Upington.
Tech mentors meet South African girls

Tech mentors meet South African girls

A group of 40 of the top women in technology from around the world - including a Twitter vice-president - spent the day with girls from GirlHype in Khayelitsha. They talked mentorship, careers in the field, coding and how to use social media to grow their success.
South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Two South Africans have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which recognises local solutions to local problems. The engineers will vie with 10 other African inventors to win the £25 000 grand prize and receive commercialisation training and mentoring.

Education, empowerment on this week’s Play Your Part TV

This Sunday's episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at South Africans who are making their mark in the fields of education and empowerment.

Sangari helps teachers think out the box

The portable iBox is changing teaching at many South African schools. It combines ICT with high-tech presentation facilities, giving teachers a valuable resource. The remote clickers help them assess levels of understanding among pupils. The proof, believe some, can be seen in the pudding.

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