•  President Jacob Zuma addresses the BEE Council

    Historical issues are hampering transformation: Zuma

    Policies that help create black industrialists in townships and rural areas need to be the focus of the newly appointed Black Economic Empowerment Council, President Jacob Zuma said at the council's inaugural session held at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday.

  • Wildfires ravage Cape Peninsula

    The fires in the Cape have destroyed more than 4 000 hectares of vegetation so far, the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday. Together with the City, volunteers, communities as well as fire fighters from elsewhere in South Africa are working to combat the furious blaze devastating the Southern Peninsula.

  • KaXu Solar One to ease pressure on SA's energy grid

    South Africa opened its first solar thermal electricity plant KaXu Solar One near Pofadder in the Northern Province on Monday. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will add 100MW of electricity from the sun to the national grid, equal to the consumption of 80000 houses.

  • Medupi power station

    Eskom's Medupi power station produces first electricity

    The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.

  • Amla, Du Plessis lead SA to smashing victory over Irish

    It was another record-breaking day for the Proteas as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis shared a second-wicket stand of 247 against the Irish in their World Cup pool match at Canberra on Tuesday. The Proteas scored more than 200 runs in the final 20 overs for the second match in a row.

  • 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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A brief guide to South Africa's Bill of Rights

humanthumbMarch is Human Rights Month, a time when South Africans celebrate the progressive rights granted to them in the Constitution. But do you really know these rights? Our handy plain English guide to the Bill of Rights will help you get to know both your rights and those of your fellow South Africans.

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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.

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