• South Africa's population

    South Africa is a nation of diversity, with over 50-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs. Find out about our population groups, their distribution across the country's nine provinces, and more.

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    Judiciary to run South Africa's superior courts

    Transferring staff and administrative functions attached to South Africa's superior courts to the Office of the Chief Justice are aimed at enhancing the judiciary's institutional independence, Justice Minister Michael Masutha announced this week.

  • South African science scholars shine in the Sasol Solar Challenge

    The Sasol Solar Challenge brings global teams together to compete in a gruelling endurance race across 2000km in purpose-built solar-powered vehicles. The challenge aims to raise the profile of science among South African students and spur development in renewable energy.

  • Counting cheetahs in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    International visitors to South Africa’s Kruger National Park can put their holiday snaps to good use capturing images of cheetah and African wild dogs to help count the animals in the reserve, which is home to the largest protected population of cheetahs and wild dogs in South Africa.

  • Melville gets South Africa’s first shipping container mall

    In a first for South Africa, the trendy suburb of Melville in Johannesburg will soon get a shopping centre made entirely of shipping containers.

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    Thomas Moyane is SA's new taxman

    Tax compliance is crucial if South Africa is to effectively serve the interests of its people - and Thomas Swabihi Moyane, newly appointed commissioner of SARS, promises that he will be working with the team to close up any existing loopholes abused by tax dodgers.

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Massive literacy campaign rolls out with billboards, radio and video

A huge billboard campaign, including videos at taxi ranks and coinciding with the second season of stories broadcast on SABC public radio stations, has been launched to raise awareness of the importance of storytelling to give children a better start in life.

Counting cheetahs in the Kruger

It's time to count just how many cheetahs and African wild dogs there are in the Kruger National Park. Send in your photos to help identify individual animals and you could stand to win cameras, weekends away and wine hampers. 

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