• 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.

  • Budget 2015 in numbers

    While South Africans are set to pay more income tax for the first time 20 years, changes proposed by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in his inagural Budget will see small- to medium-sized businesses benefit by the doubling of the turnover tax threshold. Here's how Nene's changes will affect your pocket.

  • Refuse the Hour by William Kentridge

    Time travelling with William Kentridge

    The South African artist's multimedia chamber opera Refuse the Hour premiers in Cape Town's City Hall on Friday as part of the 2015 Design Indaba Festival. It's an immersive production of "ecstatic journeying inside the frenetic mind of a creative titan", writes Alexandra Dodd in her review.

  • Filling up in South Africa

    Budget 2015: South Africa raises income tax

    The tax rate will increase by 1 percentage point for all South Africans – except the lowest earners, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said in his first Budget speech on Wednesday, which aims to stabilise government debt and rebalance fiscal policy.

  • Amajimbos defeat Nigeria to make CAF Youth final

    A good plan and solid preparation paid off for the South African national under-17 team when they beat reigning African champs Nigeria 1-0 in an "unforgettable" semi-final CAF African Youth Championship match on Wednesday afternoon.

  • South Africa's action plan to keep the lights on

    South Africa's so-called "energy war room" – established last year to address the country's energy issues – was focused on implementing the government's plan to stabilise supply and diversify sources of energy, Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti told a media briefing this week.

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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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