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    South Africa comes of age on Freedom Day

    South Africa marked its 21st year of democracy on Freedom Day, with a call for radical action to transform and tackle poverty, unemployment and inequality. The consensus was that the country was in a far better position than it was during apartheid, but there was some way to still go.

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    African schools join global science project

    The Weather Station for Schools project aims to build students' skills in computer networking and databases through a global science experiment. In addition to building a weather station, the students will learn how to write application code that logs a range of weather data.

  • Booklet: Stop attacks on foreign nationals

    In addition to the human cost, the recent attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa damage the country's reputation and development, and ignore migrants' contribution to our society, the government explains in a new booklet. Download it here.

  • Google takes world on a tour of Robben Island

    Google and the Robben Island Museum have teamed up to offer online tourists an inside view of the prison colony off Cape Town where Nelson Mandela was held for almost two decades.

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    Telling South Africa's history at Freedom Park

    Overlooking the capital and facing the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park on Salvokop outside Pretoria tells the story of the nation, from the beginning of time to democracy. It is a place of healing and reflection, and a tribute to ordinary heroes.

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    21 monuments for 21 years of freedom

    As South Africa marks 21 years of freedom in April, the country finds itself deep in conversation about issues of heritage and history much of it sparked by the removal of the statue of Rhodes from UCT's campus. But there are many other monuments that pay homage to those who fought against oppression. Here is our list of 21 unforgettable heroes.

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"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.

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Graduates reveal education's power to change the world

adult education 572269 640 Four recent graduates from Monash South Africa - Kegaugetswe Pinky Motsomi, Mongezi Godfrey Lomo, Foundation Umaa Kundiona and Karishma Maharaj - will be using their skills, experience and qualifications to play their part and help make South Africa a better place to live, for all.

Heal the Hood turns to music to bring change

chiladiddo---thumbUsing the trappings of hip-hop ¿ music, dance, poetry, graffiti ¿ Heal the Hood encourages young South Africans to find a life outside the drugs, crime and gangs that stalk the streets of their cities and suburbs. And its longevity is testament to its success.

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