• South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

    Two South Africans have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which recognises local solutions to local problems. The engineers will vie with 10 other African inventors to win the £25 000 grand prize and receive commercialisation training and mentoring.

  • 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.

  • Irma Stern portrait fetches auction record of R17,6-million

    Still Life with African Woman, a work by South African ​expressionist Irma Stern, fetched R17,6-million at an art auction in London on Wednesday.

  • Beyond Sport Global Summit set for SA

    The annual global gathering of Beyond Sport, an international organisation using sport for social change, is set to take place in South Africa in late October with a range of high-profile speakers.

  • South Africa's population

    South Africa is a nation of diversity, with over 50-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs. Find out about our population groups, their distribution across the country's nine provinces, and more.

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    Judiciary to run South Africa's superior courts

    Transferring staff and administrative functions attached to South Africa's superior courts to the Office of the Chief Justice is a move aimed at enhancing the judiciary's institutional independence, Justice Minister Michael Masutha announced this week.

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Counting wild dogs in the Kruger

It's time to count just how many cheetahs and African wild dogs there are in the Kruger National Park. Send in your photos to help identify individual animals and you could stand to win cameras, weekends away and wine hampers. 

Massive literacy campaign rolls out with billboards, radio and video

A huge billboard campaign, including videos at taxi ranks and coinciding with the second season of stories broadcast on SABC public radio stations, has been launched to raise awareness of the importance of storytelling to give children a better start in life.

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