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South African author shares lessons after winning Caine Prize

Listening is important and reading is essential. These are just a few lessons Lidudumalingani Mqombothi gained on his journey as a writer. He won...
South African words added to Oxford dictionary

South African words added to Oxford dictionary

The English language is constantly evolving. The Oxford English Dictionary takes note of these changes, and adds new words as they become part of everyday speech. In its latest edition, it has added about 500 words - including three South African words.
Capital expenditure remains robust

UK group to study SA economy

The Oxford Business Group, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, has launched a nine-month study that is expected to provide unique insight into the workings of South Africa's economy and investment opportunities in the country.

Mandela Rhodes Trust turns five

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation recently celebrated its fifth year, marking the festivity with achievements that its namesakes would be proud of.

Soweto to Oxford and beyond

The latest recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship is no stranger to awards and accolades – with his first one at the age of eight setting the tone for the ones he’s come to accumulate.

SA words spice up OED

SA words spice up OED

The status of over 1 500 South African words moved into a new league with the publication of the South African Concise Oxford Dictionary. Learn how to tell an inyanga from a sangoma, trace kwaito back to kwaai, and next time you play scrabble try out bakgat, lekgotla, boereqanga or dagga (the word, that is) ...


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