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Brand South Africa nominated for international award

Brand South Africa’s efforts in promoting the country as a great place to visit and invest is getting the global recognition it deserves.  Brand South...

Brexit: How can Africa benefit?

Africa may benefit from Brexit, but it must be through technological advancement and not through its commodities. Britain voting to leave the European Union...

A dramatic evening for dramatic need

Theatre thumbA massive fund raising campaign staged by celebrity actors in the UK to raise money for South African children has inspired local thespians to put together a star-studded event of their own.

Swan Lake: the South African adaptation

After wowing South African audiences in 2010, Dada Masilo's Swan Lake is enthralling the rest of the world. Combining traditional ballet with African dance, the performance has been described as fresh, upbeat, innovative, and diverse. It sensitively deals with issues such as homophobia and apartheid's legacy.

South African feminist a global voice for women

After six years on the job as a UN special rapporteur, Rashida Manjoo is optimistic that it is possible to eradicate violence against women. Based in Cape Town, her job is to make sure governments uphold women's human rights in South Africa and abroad.

South African jazz greats shine at London festival

The best of South African jazz was on stage at the Vortex Jazz Club in the UK over the weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s premier jazz events. The festival is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015, a cultural exchange programme showcasing South African artists in Britain.

Robots that can save miners’ lives

A dozen robots exploring deep in the platinum mines of the North West province to make sure conditions are safe sounds like something out of Isaac Asimov's Robot novels. But the idea is becoming a reality thanks to a team of South African robotics engineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

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.
De Villiers stars at UK speed fest

De Villiers stars at UK speed fest

South Africa, in the form of Dakar Rally ace Giniel de Villiers and his SA-manufactured Toyota Dakar Racing Hilux, was one of the stars of the 20th edition of England's famous Goodwood Festival of Speed.
SA private equity breaks R100bn mark

UK investors ‘still believe in South Africa’

British companies based in South Africa have not been shaken by the recent spate of strikes because they believe the country is a good place to invest in the long term, says visiting UK Secretary of Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable.

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