September not only marks the beginning of spring - the season of new beginnings - but also the commemoration of South Africa’s Heritage Month, when the nation celebrates and recognises the cultural and social wealth and diversity of South Africa.
A study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology has found that rooibos tea has helped to prevent liver damage in rats that had the liver-damaging chemical tert-butyl hydroperoxide. The tea may even reverse some of the damage done to the organ, it was found.
• Rooibos takes the fight to diabetes
An ambitious project to bring music to the poor of Limpopo, and grow well-rounded children, has borne fruit. The Limpopo Youth Orchestra has recorded its first CD.
A South African electrical engineer turned author has developed 480 new Zulu words to explain contemporary science and technology terms.