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Choc spreads cancer awareness

The Childhood Cancer Foundation and its celebrity ambassadors went to the streets to raise awareness of childhood cancer and other life-threatening blood diseases.Thabiso SekhulaThe...

Recycling is at the heart of Soulart

soulart-2---thumbThe 10 young designers at Soulart recycle waste, turning it into artful, sought-after items. They work under the genial eye of founder Brian Sibusiso Mokhachane, who says his initiative is helping to create jobs and tackle drug abuse and littering.

Another video for Indigenous Dance Academy

jarrel---thumbBritish rapper Little Simz wanted dancers in the video for her song Gratitude, so she called on Tembisa's Indigenous Dance Academy. In turn, dancer Jarrel Mathebula brought along skater Rayne Moses for the ride.

FOCAC summit begins with Joburg tour

To get a feel for the melting pot that is Johannesburg and the ever-vibrant Soweto, journalists from China, Africa and South Africa took a tour of the city and its huge neighbour ahead of the FOCAC summit. It will culminate in a meeting between the South African and Chinese heads of state.

Spelling champ discovered

Spell-IT-ThumbAt just 10 years old, Ntando Vilakazi is the best speller in Gauteng. She trounced the competition in the Nedbank Spell It Challenge. The challenge is an initiative to help boost children's literacy skills and broaden their vocabulary.

Read to Rise gets kids hooked on books

Rise ThumbWith the simple goal of giving underprivileged kids access to books, Read to Rise is also giving them the chance to use their imagination and see new worlds.

Momppy Mpoppy is young, black and beautiful

Like many entrepreneurs, Maite Makgoba had to overcome a lot of challenges to get her plastic princess on to the market. Now she can brag on social media when stars such as Nicki Minaj compliment this particular product.

Sixty years on, the Freedom Charter is as relevant as ever

Sixty years ago the Congress of the People gathered on a dusty field in Kliptown to draft the document that would lead South Africa to liberation. The Freedom Charter is the foundation for South Africa's Constitution and its demands are as relevant now as they were in 1955.

Drug rehab centre opens in Soweto

Drug rehab centre opens in Soweto

A free facility to treat drug and alcohol addiction has opened in Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where people - mostly from southern Joburg - who cannot afford private treatment will get the help and tools they need to turn around their lives and make a positive contribution to society.
SS Mendi tragedy on stage at the Soweto Theatre

SS Mendi tragedy on stage at the Soweto Theatre

On 21 February 1917, the SS Mendi troopship carrying more than 800 black South African men sank off the Isle of Wight in the British Channel. The bravery of the men as they stared death in the face is portrayed on staged at the Soweto Theatre.

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