• The Nal'ibali project is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign

    South African reading project wins Astrid Lindren prize

    The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015, the world's richest children's book award with a prize of 5-million Swedish kroner (around R7-million).

  • Watch: Trevor Noah, new host of the Daily Show

    Comedy Central Africa says Trevor Noah's appointment as the new host of The Daily Show is "an extraordinary milestone for Africa comedy". Watch the routines that helped the South African comedian snatch one of the hottest spots on US television.

  • High hopes for South Africa’s low-cost carriers

    With Skywise taking to the air in March, South Africans now have four low-cost carriers to choose from – and already the new entrant appears to have had an impact on end-user fares.

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    Incubation centre to boost South Africa's car industry

    The second Automotive Incubation Centre has opened in the capital city, Tshwane. It will establish and nurture small- and medium-sized enterprises that can supply components to Nissan South Africa's production line. It is expected to bring economic transformation.

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    Daswa will be South Africa's first Catholic martyr

    In the next step towards sainthood, Benedict Daswa will be beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in Limpopo in September. A shrine will be built in the village near where he lived, open to pilgrimages. Daswa was murdered in 1990 for taking a stand against witchcraft.

  • Cadiz, USAid in R1bn small business fund

    Small business is big business for South Africa

    South Africa's high rate of unemployment, poverty and extreme inequality call for bold and far- sighted interventions, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu told the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan, Italy, last week.

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noahthumb"As a South African being anywhere in the world, the most amazing thing is you see how big the world is, and you see how small we are," says Trevor Noah. "But then you also see how much of an impact 'small' can have."

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