• Millennium Development Goals in UN spotlight

    With the 2015 deadline for the UN's Millennium Development Goals rapidly approaching, the debate at the UN General assembly in New York this week will look at the progress made in reducing global poverty and set new goals for prosperity in the years ahead.

  • SA pushes for UN transformation

    South Africa is spearheading a motion to have two permanent African seats on the United Nations Security Council. The move comes as the organisation celebrates its 70th year, and Africa dominates discussions.

  • Rhino poaching syndicate nabbed in Pretoria

    Elite investigative unit The Hawks struck a blow against rhino poaching in South Africa this week, arresting 10 suspected members of a rhino poaching syndicate that has operated across the country.

  • The Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria

    South Africa supports Nigerian tragedy families

    South Africa's Department of International Relations and Cooperation has had an overwhelming response from people whose loved ones are still missing after the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria.

  • Tell your story of growing up in South Africa

    Understanding that telling stories brings people together to build understanding, the government has launched the Tell Your Story campaign to foster greater communication and empathy between South Africans.

  • Black filmmakers get boost for big productions

    South Africa has launched a three-year incentive scheme to help black filmmakers develop their businesses to the point they can take on big productions and create more jobs in the country's growing movie industry.

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Solar schoolbag lights up homework for rural kids

A schoolbag that, at night, turns on the lights for children to do their homework. This is the brainchild of power team Rea Ngwane (22) and Thato Kgatlhanye (21) who have developed and successfully launched a community-driven business producing Repurpose Schoolbags.

MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports anti-poaching efforts

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has raised some R1.318-million in the past year to support anti-poaching efforts. On International Rhino Day, the fund reminds South Africans to take their responsibility as custodians of the planet seriously. 

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