• Elephants, Kruger National Park

    Interest in visiting Africa grows

    Figures for World Travel Market Africa and Tourism Indaba show tourism in Africa is growing. At the former, deals worth R3.7-billion in 2014 were expected to be surpassed this year, while exhibitor numbers were almost tripled. At Indaba, hosted buyers were up 100%.

  • President Jacob Zuma in Umlazi

    South Africa acts against xenophobia

    "No grievance can ever justify the cold-blooded murder of fellow human beings, the destruction of property, or the displacement of hundreds of people including women and small children," says President Jacob Zuma, who has set up a ministerial task team to help stop the attacks against foreign nationals in Durban and Johannesburg.

  • Gansbaai gansbaai, shark cage diving, responsible tourism awards

    South Africa's Gansbaai lands gold tourism award

    The small Western Cape town of Gansbaai has been named the overall winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards. The town is famous for its beaches, sea life and shark cage diving; it won the gold award for working to make better places to live and great places to visit.

  • The Droogfontein solar power plant

    South Africa set to become global leader of green energy

    Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to expand South Africa's renewable energy sector by adding another 6 300MW of wind and solar power to the 5 243MW the government programme already buys from the private sector.

  • Thousands march for peace in Durban

    South Africans took to Durban's streets on Thursday to call for calm and an end to the attacks on foreign nationals, which have claimed five lives and displaced hundreds of others in KwaZulu-Natal over the past two weeks. #WeAreAfrica #StopXenophobia

  • Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks

    President Jacob Zuma has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg, calling for calm. "We cannot accept that when there are challenges we then use violence particularly to our brothers and sisters from the continent," he said in an interview with SABC on Wednesday night.

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Hoops 4 Hope scores a win for youth

chiladiddo---thumbYoung people at risk in townships and in poor rural villages are finding a way to grow into more well-rounded adults through Hoops 4 Hope. Using sport, it develops physical health and emotional and mental well-being for about 10 000 children a year.

Chilli adds spice to subsistence farmers

chiladiddo---thumbCousins Leeko Nkala and Mmabatho Morudi make chilli sauce. But it does not stop there. They source their ingredients from local farmers, who are also given a guaranteed market for their products. A fund from sales revenue helps the farmers to expand their businesses too.

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