• smart identity document cards, Naledi Pandor, smart identity document cards, smart id, Naledi Pandor

    South Africa closes Home Affairs department

    South Africans will not be able to submit their applications for identity documents and passports for a week from 27 November because the Department of Home Affairs will be undertaking systems upgrades. It is expected that the upgrades will improve its services.

  • nuclear plant, energy, conference, nuclear plant, energy, Nuclear Supply Chain Conference

    South Africa hosts nuclear energy conference

    Organisers of the Nuclear Supply Chain conference, to be held in South Africa at the start of December, have urged companies working in construction to participate in their discussions. There are opportunities for the country's construction industry in the new build programme, they say.

  • Wayde van Niekerk, athlete, sprinter Wayde van Niekerk, athlete, sprinter, South African, gold medal, race, 
IAAF World Championships, winner

    Wayde Van Niekerk is South Africa's Sport Star of the Year

    Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk led the team of local sport heroes who were recognised for their outstanding performances at the 2015 South African Sport Awards. The awards were handed out by the Department of Sport and Recreation, and recognised athletes and teams across disciplines.

  • 16 days

    South African men pledge to stand up against abuse

    At an International Men's Day event held in Soshanguve, Tshwane, male citizens of South Africa were urged to pledge and take a stand against violence towards women and children. The event came on the eve of the annual 16 Days of Activism against gender violence campaign.

  • south africa Italy  Italy, Dirco, trade, diplomacy, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Paolo 
Gentiloni, bilateral talks

    South Africa and Italy forge stronger ties

    South Africa has made inroads into renewing and increasing relations with Italy, as well as finding new trade and diplomatic opportunities between the two countries, following a visit to Rome this month by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Bilateral trade hit a six-year high in 2014.

  • Nadine Gordimer Google Doodle Nadine gordimer, google, doodle, nobel prize

    Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

    South African Nobel Prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has been honoured with a special Google doodle on 20 November 2015, her 92nd birthday. She joins the likes of Nikolai Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and other famous but underrated icons of global history who have featured on the search engine's homepage.

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

Children's status unpacked in Child Equity Report

khanyi---thumbSouth Africa's Ndalo Media has teamed up with Unicef to help underprivileged children reach their potential. The partnership comes as the UN agency releases its 2015 Child Equity Report, For Every Child a Fair Chance.

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.