• The Jasper solar plant in the Northern Province, South Africa.

    South Africa opens its biggest solar plant

    A new solar power plant in South Africa's Northern Province can produce 180 000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to power up 80 000 homes. The Jasper plant was completed two months ahead of schedule and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs.

  • Andrea Dondolo stands up for women.  abuse, sixteen days of activism, rape, no violence

    South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

    South Africa's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children has been extended to run throughout the year. With the theme, "Count me in", the focus will be on gender and child abuse, with all people encouraged to be part of the solution.

  • Cape Town rolls out free Wi-Fi in public buildings

    By June 2015, the City of Cape Town plans to have connected 61 public buildings and public access hot spots with free Wi-Fi as part of its R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Brand South Africa

Building the nation's brand

Working to improve the country's competitiveness abroad; contributing to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship at home.

Media Club South Africa

Free images, articles for publishers

Free to all media professionals: in-depth background and current feature articles, plus an extensive library of professional hi-res photos.

Play your Part

Active citizenship for positive change

Inspiring South Africans from all walks of life to contribute to positive change in the country by getting involved in their communities.
South Africa news update
Featured video
Special features about South Africa
Featured video
Ndebele tradition 'through the lens'

Mthambothini 'through the lens'

"Your children must know where they are coming from ..." National Geographic photographer Peter Magubane visits a traditional Ndebele homestead in Mthambothini in South Africa's Mpumalanga province.

Special features about South Africa

SA event calendars

The what, when, where and how to book for arts & entertainment – and for conferences & expos – in South Africa's major centres.

We're open for business

First-world infrastructure combines with a vibrant emerging market to create huge investment potential. Find out more.

Get the Brand SA app

South Africa facts, figures, info, insight and stunning visuals in a free app for iPhones, iPads and iPods – or for Android devices.
Play Your Part
Featured Photo
Media Club South Africa
Play Your Part

Reduce vulnerability to increase competitiveness

Lynette NtuliAs South Africa begins the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Play Your Part ambassador Lynette Ntuli argues that reducing women's vulnerability in society will free them up to contribute to a globally competitive economy.

Minister to boost technical colleges

TVET---thumbChange is in the wind for technical and vocational education and training colleges, which are seen as crucial for building skills needed in the workplace and for economic progress. "Aligning our colleges and their programmes to the world of work is no longer negotiable," says Nzimande.

Featured photo

Free hi-res magazine-quality images

From Media Club South Africa's image library:
the Blyde River Dam wall in Hoedspruit, Limpopo province.