Africa is about to launch its first private satellite. It's a unique achievement - not least because the engineers designing the satellite's payload aren’t veteran astrophysicists, as you might expect. They’re teenage schoolgirls.
Launching the UN's new State of the World’s Population Report on Tuesday, minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini said South Africa's predominantly youthful population had the potential to spur economic growth and social change. Read the full text of her speech.
Friday 4 September 2009 saw the launch of Football Fridays, a campaign aiming to ignite South Africans’ enthusiasm for the 2010 Fifa World Cup by encouraging each and every one of them to wear the football jersey of their favourite team every Friday.