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It has been several years in the planning, but Brics' New Development Bank has opened its doors. It is headquartered in Shanghai and will focus on lending for infrastructure projects in developing nations. It has initial capital of $50-billion, provided by Brics members.
UN Women's Civil Society Advisory Group brings together people from non- governmental organisations, academia, research institutions and the private sector to help the United Nations unit undertake its work towards gender equality in South Africa.
The Department of Communications has launched a mobile app that aims to open channels between South Africa's citizens and its government. The app, which makes key information more easily accessible, is available for both iOS and Android smartphone devices.
Inspiring New Ways, Brand South Africas new slogan, was launched on Wednesday night along with an innovative television commercial featuring a host of well-known and not-so-well-known South Africans that captures the "can-do" spirit of the country's people.
The Fifa World Cup trophy arrives in South Africa on 5 May on the final leg of its global tour. Starting in Pretoria, the solid gold trophy will visit 38 cities and towns across the country before arriving in Johannesburg days before the 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off on 11 June.
Cape Town has launched a user-friendly booklet to help residents and visitors find and explore the metropolitan area's 24 nature reserves with ease.