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Leading African researchers hunt down Ebola

South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases follows strict infection controls as its 11 researchers - from Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Congo - try to document the disease's behaviour and pin down its nemesis.

Africa’s high-tech boom boosts the continent’s competitiveness

Africa's "Silicon Savannahs" are on the rise as tech hubs spring up around the continent. Aiming to diversify the continent's economies, provide jobs and spur growth, the progressive ICT hubs show the continent is open for business.

Richard Maponya’s big dreams for Soweto

Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns Maponya Group, with interests in property, retail, horseracing and vehicle sales. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto's first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall, in 2007.

Land claimants eye eco-tourism

Richard Maponya’s big dreams for Soweto

Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns Maponya Group, with interests in property, retail, horseracing and vehicle sales. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto's first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall, in 2007.

SA to launch Braille wine bottle

Remembering the voices of the women of 1956

On 9 August 1956, 20 000 voices cried out: "You strike a woman, you strike a rock". South Africa's women had spoken, saying they were neither meek nor mild, but the bedrock on which their communities were founded, and they would not let their freedoms be trespassed upon.

Former Miss Earth South Africa on M&G Top 200 list

Catherine Constantinides is one of the Mail & Guardian's 2014 Top 200 Young South Africans. The former Miss Earth South Africa is now the pageant's executive director, and uses her platform to raise awareness around how sustainable development can improve Africa's prosperity.

Bringing home Nat Nakasa, the ‘Native of Nowhere’

Homesick, yet forbidden to return home, Nat Nakasa died alone in New York. He was just 29 years old. Forty-nine years later his remains are returning to be reburied near his hometown, and South Africa remembers his transcendental writing, his successful bid to have black voices heard, and his dark, pathos-laden humour.

David Ross Patient: “ARVs need to be taken daily”

Aids activist David Ross Patient was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1983; today he campaigns for greater awareness on how to stay healthy, and alive, on the South African government's ARV programme, which is the largest in the world.

David Ross Patient: ‘ARVs need to be taken daily’

Aids activist David Ross Patient was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1983; today he campaigns for greater awareness on how to stay healthy, and alive, on the South African government's ARV programme, which is the largest in the world.

Remembering what Gandhi gave South Africa, a century later

One hundred years have passed since Mahatma Gandhi left South African shores to return to his home in India; the lessons he left have not been forgotten, and continue to inspire South Africans as the country builds a cohesive and inclusive national identity.

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