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South Africans to be honoured with 2016 National Orders

South Africans to be honoured with 2016 National Orders

South Africa will award the 2016 National Orders today to citizens, living and deceased, for their political, cultural and social contributions to democracy. The awards are given as part of the country's annual Freedom Day commemorations.
South Africa and Italy forge stronger ties

South Africa and Italy forge stronger ties

South Africa has made inroads into renewing and increasing relations with Italy, as well as finding new trade and diplomatic opportunities between the two countries, following a visit to Rome this month by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Bilateral trade hit a six-year high in 2014.

BRICS: Transforming the global political and economic architecture

Since its inception, the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has made great strides in challenging the traditional global political and economic paradigm.

The spirit of the Freedom Charter integral to South Africa’s DNA

As South Africa commemorates 60 years of the Freedom Charter on 26 June, Brand South Africa calls on all South Africans to play their part in moving our country towards socioeconomic growth and development.

SA researchers measure democracy on social media

SA researchers measure democracy on social media

Prof Pierre du Toit and Barend Lutz from Stellenbosch University have developed a method to measure public expressions of support for democracy on Twitter. Digital social media have become major global channels of communication, with ramifications for established democracies, they say.
US to set up leadership centres in Africa

US to set up leadership centres in Africa

The United States is to set up centres to train Africa's next generation of political and economic leaders - starting next year with centres in Senegal, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya - as it moves to expand US President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.

BRICS to reform the global political and financial architecture

Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Next week will see the leaders of China, India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa gather in Fortaleza,...
16 June 1976: 'This is our day'

‘We must write our own history’

Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has encouraged South Africans, especially those who were part of the liberation struggle, to help preserve the country's heritage by writing more books about the political history of South Africa.
Massive potential in African mining: IFC

‘Continent of opportunities’ at Mining Indaba

Business and political thought-leaders from Africa, Australia, North America and the UK will headline the 20th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, with about 8 000 delegates expected to converge on Cape Town from 3 to 6 February.

The Union Buildings: now a national treasure

Dominating Pretoria's skyline, the Union Buildings have seen administrations come and go, and paid witness to political protests and declarations of social unity. The building has now been recognised as a pivotal spot in South African history, and is officially a national heritage site.

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