There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.
At just 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at Wits University. But that is not holding her back from getting the most out of university life.
To mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, a local thrust to Sheryl Sandberg's global LeanIn initiative asks South African men to demonstrate how they celebrate and support the women of the country.
At the inaugural Brand South Africa 21 Icons Campus Dialogue, South African artists discussed the role art plays in laying bare unpalatable societal truths to build a stronger, more equal nation.
The Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering at Wits University will open Tshimologong Precinct in downtown Jozi, where a "Robin Hood strategy" will operate – those who can pay will; those who cannot will be sponsored. It will be a vast space where people can collaborate and create new digital technology.
A Google Hangout hosted by Brand South Africa saw expat South African tech gurus discussing ways to use their digital expertise to benefit their home country.
The Branson Centre in Joburg has been training and helping entrepreneurs in Gauteng for nearly a decade. This year, with funding from American charity Humanity United, it accepted its first batch of businesspeople from Liberia into the foundation course. It has opened the way to expanding the centre's reach.
More light will be shone on the digital landscape at the Fak'ugesi: Digital Africa Festival. Technology will play a key role in Africa's Century – widely held to be dawning – but for Africa to succeed in the digital space, it needs to become a leader and an innovator, rather than simply a consumer.
Melissa Jane Cook