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Starry-eyed under a Shared Sky

Starry-eyed under a Shared Sky

Indigenous astronomy in the southern hemisphere colourfully blurs the lines between fact and fiction; ancient humans used the stars scientifically to track seasons and navigate, but also wove magical myths about the origins of the universe based on the shining spheres. The Shared Sky exhibition captures these stories in handmade quilts and textiles.
De Villiers stars at SA Cricket Awards

De Villiers stars at SA Cricket Awards

AB de Villiers became the eighth player to be named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year when he received the award for 2014 - along with three other awards - at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.
Wheelchair star Sithole gears up for SA Open

Five sports stars to receive National Orders

Five of South Africa's top sports stars - athlete Caster Semenya, swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, Paralympic standout Fanie van der Merwe, wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole, and footballing great Jomo Sono - will receive the country's highest civilian honours on Freedom Day.

SKA will change the way we listen to the universe

It is billions of rand and years in the making, but once the Square Kilometre Array – most of which will be located in South Africa – is up and running, it will offer a clear hotline to the universe. The massive radio telescope installation will help scientists study the stars.

Bloemfontein becomes city of stars

The first digital planetarium in sub-Saharan Africa is being installed at the Lamont-Hussey Observatory on Naval Hill, in Bloemfontein. A draw for visitors and students alike, they will experience a journey through space that feels very close to reality.

A trek to the start of time

It will probe the edges of our universe. It will be a virtual time machine, helping scientists explore the origins of galaxies. It's the Square Kilometre Array, and South Africans are at the heart of its development.
African eyes on the universe

Centre for SA’s future football stars

South African youngster Andile “Ace” Khumalo recently became a professional footballer for local premier league team Amazulu – a move that’s inspired more than 50 other young footballers to follow in his footsteps.

Centre for South Africa’s future football stars

South African youngster Andile “Ace” Khumalo recently became a professional footballer for local premier league team Amazulu – a move that’s inspired 56 other young footballers to follow in his footsteps.
Alex to host Football for Hope

Football stars: Brothers for Life

International football superstars Ryan Giggs, Leo Messi and Thierry Henri are throwing their weight behind a new campaign by South African organisation Brothers for Life, which calls on men to "yenza kahle" – do the right thing – by taking a stand against HIV and gender-based violence.
SA men: brothers, lovers, fathers

A Green Day For Bafana?

A Green Day For Bafana?

The SA soccer stars have a new jersey! A dark green "ubuntu’ inspired creation that is bound to set them apart from any other team at this year’s Fifa World Cup.

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