• Desiree Ellis: using sport to build a better world

    Using sport to build a better world

    Former Banyana Banyana captain Desiree Ellis, who now devotes her time to improving others' lives through sport, features in the latest episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part TV series, airing on SABC 2 at 9pm on Sunday.

  • South Africa to expand, improve technical colleges

    South Africa to expand, improve technical colleges

    Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has announced a range of measures - including the extension of technical and vocational colleges, and the establishment of a new category of "community colleges" - to help transform South Africa's post-school system.

  • Samsung to build TV factory in South Africa

    Samsung to build TV factory in South Africa

    South Korean electronics and technology giant Samsung is set to invest $20-million (nearly R220-million) in a new television factory at the Dube TradePort in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, in order to take advantage of rising demand for consumer goods in Africa.

  • An offshore gas production platform

    Drilling begins on South Africa's first deep-water well

    French multinational Total has begun drilling for South Africa's first deep-water well, south of Mossel Bay, giving fresh impetus to the country's nascent oil and gas industry at a time when the eyes of investors in the sector are shifting further down Africa's coastline.

  • Pupils from Inkwenkwezi primary school in Mvezo

    Mandela-inspired school 'changing lives'

    Until recently, many children in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, had to drop out of school after Grade 9. The Mandela School of Science and Technology, which opened its doors earlier this year, is changing all that - and more.

  • Murray, Mabulu on the podium in Glasgow

    Murray, Mabulu on the podium in Glasgow

    Team South African bagged two medals on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray claiming bronze in the triathlon and Siyabulela Mabulu also winning bronze in the men's judo competition.

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Brand Finance Africa chairman Thebe Ikalafeng on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, whose total brand value grew by 18% to over R340-billion this year. The list is headed by MTN, Sasol, Vodacom, Standard Bank and Absa.

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Sowetan Dialogues to tackle women's rights

Brand South Africa and the Sowetan are again teaming up to hold the Sowetan Dialogues. This time, to commemorate Women's Month, the dialogues will tackle women's rights in South Africa and how communities can help curb violence against women.  

Stars of the American Ballet supports The Rhino Orphanage

South Africa, home to the world's first Rhino Orphanage, aims to play a major part in the battle to protect the species. The orphanage rescues and rehabilitates the youngest victims of the illegal trade in rhino horn.

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