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Invitation: Media tours to showcase South Africa’s competitiveness

Brand South Africa, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and other partners, will profile various areas of South Africa’s competitiveness to both Chinese and African media ahead of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation. FOCAC will be hosted by South Africa from 3-5 December 2015.

South African journalists excel at CNN awards

South African journalists excel at CNN awards

South African journalists won a number of categories in the 20th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards. The awards were handed out in Nairobi, Kenya, this past weekend. Keynote speaker President Uhuru Kenyatta praised the journalists' efforts to tell their own African stories.

Telling our African stories

The launch of African Independent, by Independent Media, diversifies the media landscape by offering a space to tell stories for Africans, by Africans. Jovial Rantao heads up the editorial team, and he says it is his "big African baby".

Gates Foundation grant for developing data journalism in Africa

Gates Foundation grant for developing data journalism in Africa

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $4,7 billion grant to support data journalism in Africa. The International Center for Journalists programme will run in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, including a journalism school in Cape Town.
South Africa's Crime Line tip-offs bring results

South Africa’s Crime Line tip-offs bring results

South Africa's fight against crime is getting positive results thanks in part to initiatives such as Crime Stop and Crime Line. The latest quarterly report to the end of June shows that tip-offs from the general public are resulting in the arrest of suspected criminals.
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Women of excellence: Ferial Haffajee, champion of media freedom

Tough and tenacious, Ferial Haffajee is one of the most respected and influential women in South African journalism today. Throughout her distinguished career she has fearlessly played her part to advance media freedom, transparency and government accountability.

Women of excellence: Ferial Haffajee, champion of media freedom

Ferial HaffTough and tenacious, Ferial Haffajee is one of the most respected and influential women in South African journalism today. Throughout her distinguished career she has fearlessly played her part to advance media freedom, transparency and government accountability.

WEF on Africa opens in Cape Town

WEF on Africa opens in Cape Town

More than a thousand leaders have gathered in Cape Town for the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa. They represent business, government and academia and will explore the economic problems of and possibilities for the continent. Four African Global Growth Companies were also named.
Growth is key message for South Africa at Davos

Leaders gather in Cape Town for WEF on Africa

Then and Now: Reimagining Africa's Future is the theme of the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa. It will be the biggest of the gatherings so far, with more than 1 250 people attending, representing more than 75 countries and 83 international companies.
Africa's bloggers set own agenda

Africa’s bloggers set own agenda

The organisers of the annual African Bloggers Awards say that despite unreliable internet connectivity, the continent is taking charge of its own narrative by using the power of social media to connect and share their good news stories. Here's the full list of this year's winners.

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