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Agoa opens up opportunities for Africa’s female entrepreneurs

The African Growth and Opportunity Act gave African businesses preferred access to American markets; Africa's female entrepreneurs quickly took the gap, selling their unique products on an international scale to boost their countries' economies.

From Daveyton to New York, Lira’s still singing her heart out

lira thumbWith her vocal gymnastics, flamboyantly African fashion sense, and the enviable ability to effortlessly switch genres, from R&B to pop to jazz, it's no wonder that Lira went from being broke in Daveyton, to mesmerising audiences in New York.

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From Daveyton to New York, Lira’s still singing her heart out

With her vocal gymnastics, flamboyantly African fashion sense, and the enviable ability to effortlessly switch genres, from R&B to pop to jazz, it's no wonder that Lira went from being broke in Daveyton, to mesmerising audiences in New York.

G20: Africa’s growth can stabilise the world economy

As the economies of Europe and North America wane, Africa is seen as a new centre of demand. This idea drives Australia's five-point Brisbane Action Plan, as it helms the G20 for 2014, to stabilise the world's economy and lift the continent out of poverty.

SA business takes off in Ghana

Penny Heyns: realising the new South Africa’s Olympic gold dreams

In 1996 Penny Heyns won South Africa's first Olympic gold medal in 44 years. But as the woman now known as the best female breast stroke swimmer of the 20th century stood on the podium, she had no idea she had just made history.

Knowing Mandela: a short book about a big man

John Carlin's Knowing Mandela follows Madiba on his release from prison through to the first years of his presidency from 1990 to 1995. He records, eloquently, how South Africa's first democratically elected president tackled the daunting obstacle of keeping the peace while bringing a divided nation together.

Linzi Lewis: eco-warrior for environmental awareness

Linzi LewisLinzi Lewis wears many hats; she describes herself as an urban geographer and ethno-botanist. Fiercely protective of her Mother Earth, she says she is constantly mindful of her relationship between herself and the planet.

Natalie Du Toit: ‘It is important to swim your own race’

Gold medal-winning swimmer Natalie Du Toit, one of South Africa's best-loved athletes, will feature in the next instalment of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, to be aired on Sunday 27 July at 9pm on SABC2.

Daryl ‘Nightmare’ Naidu: scaring off Durban’s bullies

Wrestler and community youth worker Daryl "Nightmare" Naidu features in the next instalment of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, airing on Sunday 27 July at 9pm on SABC2.

Daryl ‘Nightmare’ Naidu: scaring off Durban’s bullies

Daryl Naidu stands an imposing two metres tall, but his size belies his calm demeanour as he relates his descent into addiction, and rising anew as a champion of the community, fighting bullying and drug-related problems in his hometown, Chatsworth, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

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