• A guarantee of freedom: South Africa's Bill of Rights

    In March every year South Africa celebrates its ground-breaking Bill of Rights, widely regarded as one of the most progressive in the world. All South Africans should know their rights, and respect the rights of fellow citizens. Read the full text of the Bill of Rights.

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    SKA will drive growth of Africa's human capital

    The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to Africa's efforts to build innovation-led, knowledge-based economies, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. It fits into African Union's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and is developing a new cohort of young scientists.

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mabuza, majuba power station, moloto rail corridor development

    Mpumalanga invests in infrastructure

    Mpumalanga is making progress in the rehabilitation of the coal haulage network, which will mitigate the degradation of roads, says the premier. Construction of the Majuba railway is progressing well and the Moloto rail corridor development programme has been approved.

  • The rolling hills of the Transkei madiba, culture, mandela, transkei, ukubona, tourism, tours

    Travel market looks at responsible tourism in Africa

    More than 400 exhibitors are expected at the World Travel Market Africa, the second year of the travel and tourism conference. It will focus on the travel offerings on the continent, as well as on responsible tourism initiatives in Africa, with talks and debates by leaders in the field.

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toit, barend lutz, arab spring

    SA researchers measure democracy on social media

    Prof Pierre du Toit and Barend Lutz from Stellenbosch University have developed a method to measure public expressions of support for democracy on Twitter. Digital social media have become major global channels of communication, with ramifications for established democracies, they say.

  • BMW celebrates the one-millionth 3 Series sedan produced at Rosslyn

    BMW celebrates one million 3-Series built in SA

    The one-millionth 3-Series sedan rolled off the assembly line at BMW's plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria this week. The factory remains "a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production", says Harald Krüger, the chief executive of BMW South Africa.

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KZN pupils switch on the e-school

e-schools---thumbMany South African schoolchildren have little access to learning materials. With this mind, Vodacom has launched its e-school, a learning platform offering internet access to educational content for grades 10 to 12, based on the South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements.

Storytelling takes centre stage

GcinaM---thumbThe Sibikwa Storytelling Festival aims to build social cohesion, promote indigenous languages, give a platform to sign language, and build national identity. Running over a week at two venues in Soweto, it has a programme for youngsters, as well as open mic sessions.

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