• Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

    The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

  • African vessels inspire contemporary artists

    The history of clay is as old as humanity. In Africa, the tradition has been pit-fired vessels, and in a move to motivate contemporary artists to draw on their African roots, Iziko Museums have curated an inspired exhibition that prompted a new series of stamps from the South African Post Office.

  • Count yourself in to end violence against women and children

    The theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is ‘Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’, a call to citizens to act as a collective to end gender-based violence and child abuse in the country.

  • South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela

    Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.

  • UWC unveils hydrogen generator

    The University of the Western Cape, together with local South African partners, has unveiled a 2.5Kw hydrogen fuel power generator prototype unit which can be used to produce electricity in remote areas that do not have access to the national grid.

  • Young population a goldmine for sub-Saharan countries: UN

    The demographic shifts taking place in the developing world are opening a window for economic growth. In particular, countries in sub-Saharan Africa can realise an exponential 'demographic dividend' is they invest heavily in their young populations, according to the latest The State of World Population report.

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