• SA go-ahead for Grand Inga hydropower project

    SA go-ahead for Grand Inga hydropower project

    The Cabinet has approved the treaty on the Grand Inga hydropower project between South Africa and the DRC, paving the way for what could become the largest hydroelectric project in the world, with the potential to power half the continent.

  • Health care in South Africa

    Connecting pregnant women to vital information

    The Department of Health has launched a new mobile phone-based messaging service to provide South Africa's estimated 1.2-million pregnant women with free antenatal health care information.

  • South Africa bans travellers from Ebola-affected countries

    South Africa bans travellers from Ebola-affected countries

    South Africa has imposed a travel ban on foreign nationals travelling from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and advised South Africans to avoid travelling to these countries, in order to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

  • Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

    Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

    South African-based technology company Net1 Mobile Solutions is preparing to roll out the Sun-e-light, a solar-powered lamp which also functions as a mobile phone charger and wi-fi hotspot, as part of a project aimed at opening up the digital world to people in rural areas.

  • Wild flowers at the Wild Coast National Park flowers, daisies, tourists, tourism, west coast

    South Africa's west coast explodes in colour

    It's "flower safari" time as South Africa's West Coast National Park prepares for its annual influx of visitors, come to see the spectacular spring flower displays that take place every August and September.

  • Richard Maponya's big dreams for Soweto

    Richard Maponya's big dreams for Soweto

    Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small, selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns Maponya Group, with interests in property, retail, horseracing and vehicle sales. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto's first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall, in 2007.

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MusicWorks changes children's lives through music

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True gender equality rests in South Africans' hands

SA ranks high for its legal framework regarding women's and gender rights, but Phontso Manzi says that South Africans need to play their part in making true gender equality a reality by teaching children that men and women are equal.

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