• South Africa launches space agency

    South African university plans telescope

    A R70-million telescope is planned for the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Hirax will be the university's legacy project, and will allow its astronomers to look back in time, to a few billion years after the beginning of time. It will consist of a thousand dishes of 6m in diameter each.

  • Scarra Ntubeni scarra ntubeni, springboks, rugby world cup

    New caps among South Africa's Boks

    Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer named his squad for the five matches leading up to the Rugby World Cup later this season. Eight players are being called up to the national team for the first time, while there are a number of players who are off the field as they recover from injuries.

  • Leslie Maasdorp leslie maasdorp, brics new development bank

    South Africa names Brics bankers

    Tito Mboweni will be the non-executive director of the board of governors of the Brics New Development Bank, which will be open for business by the end of the year. Leslie Maasdorp has been nominated as vice-president of the bank, which will have its headquarters in Shanghai.

  • UCT in global deal to develop medicines

    Global recognition for South African lab

    The National Health Laboratory Service has been nominated for the European Quality awards in the health care category, in recognition of its high standards and leading position in pathology and diagnostic services. The winner will be announced in Switzerland this week.

  • Damon Galgut and Jacob Dlamini sunday times, literary awards, jacob dlamini, damon galgut, alan paton 
award, barry ronge fiction prize

    South African authors honoured

    Jacob Dlamini has won the prestigious Alan Paton Award for his book exploring collaboration and betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggle. And Damon Galgut has won the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize for his novel, Arctic Summer, evocation of the life of EM Forster.

  • Born in the RSA 2015 cast barney simon, born in the rsa, baxter theatre centre, market 
theatre, national arts festival

    Tribute to South African theatre great

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary South African theatre-maker Barney Simon, the Baxter Theatre Centre is restaging his riveting docudrama Born in the RSA at the National Arts Festival. Still relevant today, it reminds us of our painful past.

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