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Girls in space! Africa’s first private satellite – designed by schoolgirls

Africa is about to launch its first private satellite. It's a unique achievement - not least because the engineers designing the satellite's payload aren’t veteran astrophysicists, as you might expect. They’re teenage schoolgirls.

Ruth Mompati statue 'pays tribute to the past'

South Africa mourns struggle stalwart Ruth Mompati

Ruth Segomotsi Mompati dedicated her life to serving the people of South Africa, joining the ANC as a young woman. A champion of women's rights, she was one of the leaders of the historic women's anti-pass march on 9 August 1956. Mompati died on Tuesday morning. She was 89.

Run a marathon for Madiba

Starting at Manaye Hall in Imbali – where he gave his last speech as a free man – and ending at the Capture Site, where the Black Pimpernel was finally caught, the Mandela Day Marathon is symbolic of the triumph of the human spirit. There are also shorter distances, a trail run and mountain bike rides.

Memories of Mandela

When Nelson Mandela died in December 2013, the world was plunged into mourning. It also prompted an outpouring of recollections. He had been generous with his time, meeting supporters and making friends around the world. On his death, many of those spoke of their time with Madiba with affection and reverence.

Abramjee is on a crusade to stop crime

Once a renowned crime reporter, Yusuf Abramjee is determined to do what he can to end crime in South Africa. He is the power behind Crime Line and Lead SA, and is a vice-president of Crime Stoppers International. The Order of the Baobab is the latest honour in his trophy cupboard.

Jerome Slim Du Plooy cares about making a difference

Basketball opened up the world for Jerome Du Plooy, and now he is using what he has learned and earned to help other children out of a world of poverty and deprivation in the south of Joburg.

Emotional connection the core of Mashika’s music

Young, urban and talented, Zethu Mashika is a self-taught musician and composer, and is South Africa's first and so far only black film composer. He has won the best score award twice in the 48 Hours Film Project, and is the man behind the organic sound of 'Zama Zama'. For him, it is a spiritual and emotional exercise.

'Papwa' Sewgolum: little known great

Jerome Slim Du Plooy cares about making a difference

Basketball opened up the world for Jerome Du Plooy, and now he is using what he has learned and earned to help other children out of a world of poverty and deprivation in the south of Joburg. Slim Cares helps to feed and clothe youngsters, and gives them hope that there is a path out of poverty.

Cheesekids help the less fortunate

Shaka Sisulu is living up to the names of his grandparents - both known for their humanity - by founding and running an organisation that prompts well-off youngsters to roll up their sleeves and get to work building a better world for those without their privileges.

Cheesekids help the less fortunate

Shaka Sisulu is living up to the names of his grandparents – both known for their humanity – by founding and running an organisation that prompts well-off youngsters to roll up their sleeves and get to work building a better world for those without their privileges.

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