The Second World Conference on Healthy Ageing will be held in Johannesburg at the end of July, focusing on positive ageing, which encourages senior citizens to make the most of growing older with active minds in active bodies It will also look at challenges such as overmedication, caregiving and legal issues.
Six students at the University of Cape Town are in the running for the Hult Prize, the world's biggest student competition. At stake is $1-million to get their business off the ground. The benefits are far-reaching, and the system could help underprivileged people across the country.
A new non-profit organisation, Girls and Football South Africa, promises to kick down gender barriers in football and give more South African women the opportunity to participate in Africa’s biggest sport.
A new mass vaccination campaign to be rolled out across West Africa this year promises to eliminate the deadly brain disease meningitis on the continent.