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South African reading project wins Astrid Lindgren prize

South African reading project wins Astrid Lindgren prize

The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015, the world's richest children's book award with a prize of 5-million Swedish kroner (around R7-million).
South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Two South Africans have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which recognises local solutions to local problems. The engineers will vie with 10 other African inventors to win the £25 000 grand prize and receive commercialisation training and mentoring.

Cape Town gets a literary nod

The list of finalists for the Man Booker International Prize will be announced in the Mother City next March, in another feather in the cap for the city on the mountain. It will be the first time the list is announced in Africa.

Dulux Pierneef wins Sasol prize

Take a colour-by-numbers landscape, the Dulux wall paint range, public participation and a jigsaw and what do you get? Pierneef goes Dulux, Maryke van Velden's R60 000 first prize-winning artwork in the 2009 Sasol New Signatures competition.

Dulux Pierneef wins Sasol prize

Take a colour-by-numbers landscape, the Dulux wall paint range, public participation and a jigsaw and what do you get? Pierneef goes Dulux, Maryke van Velden's R60 000 first prize-winning artwork in the 2009 Sasol New Signatures competition.

Win the South African trip of a lifetime!

Win the South African trip of a lifetime!

Living in the UK? Buy a pack of South African plums and stand to win a 12-day tour for two to discover the "Essential South Africa". There are two trips to be won - plus five runner-up prizes of a case of South African wine.
I went to Cape Town during March

I went to Cape Town during March

At the hotel when I was at reception, there was an Indian man who was talking about how he's in Cape Town for 2 days (he's in the Navy from India) and how all he really wants to see are penguins and other animals - he's never been on African Soil before.
Orders for the extraordinary

Orders for the extraordinary

Nobel prize winners JM Coetzee and Aaron Klug are among the latest recipients of South Africa's highest awards for achievement - the national orders.
JM Coetzee wins Nobel Prize

JM Coetzee wins Nobel Prize

Writer JM Coetzee won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2003, becoming the second South African to scoop literature's most prestigious prize. The Swedish Academy, announcing their decision, noted the "capacity for empathy that has enabled Coetzee time and again to creep beneath the skin of the alien and the abhorrent".

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