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  • Watch: Living with HIV, challenging stigma

    In a series of powerful videos, South Africans of all kinds share their experiences of finding out they were HIV-positive, and how being open about their status helped them fight the stigma of the virus and find real support from true friends and family.

  • Remembering Nelson Mandela - a visual quiz

    This December, as we mark the first anniversary of the death of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, we remember his remarkable life. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the 95 years Madiba shared with us.

  • Eighteen years of the world's best Constitution

    It's the "most admirable Constitution in the history of the world", according to Harvard law scholar Cass Sunstein. US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg describes it as "a great piece of work". It's the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, which became the highest law of the land on 10 December 1996.

  • World Aids Day 2014: Zero stigma, zero discrimination

    Using the UNAids World Aids Day theme for 2011 to 2015 – “Getting to Zero” – over the next 12 months South Africa will focus on achieving zero discrimination against people living with HIV and Aids, while not forgetting the goals of zero HIV infections and zero Aids-related deaths.

  • South African jazz greats shine at London festival

    The best of South African jazz was on stage at the Vortex Jazz Club in the UK over the weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s premier jazz events. The festival is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015, a cultural exchange programme showcasing South African artists in Britain.

  • Portal to boost African music

    Music In Africa plans to get the world's ears tuned to the music of the continent. It's an online portal that serves the African music industry – whether that be producers in Harare, musicians in New York or singers in the Dakar. Africa offers much diversity and talent, and that needs to be offered to the world.

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  • Infographic: South Africa in the UAE

    South African political and business leaders were in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), this week for the UAE dialogue. They were looking to attract investment from Emirati businesspeople. Here’s a quick look at some of the more important indicators that tell the story about UAE’s economy.

  • Africa pushes for commitment at COP20

    The continent stands to lose the most from the gradual change in weather patterns, and the disruption in food production and destruction of habitats and ecosystems will have the greatest impact. They want delegate countries to "put more on the table" in finding a successful way to cut greenhouse emissions.

  • Rare elephant twins born at Pongola Game Reserve

    Pongola Game Reserve, a 7 200-hectare big-four game reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, has announced the birth of twin African elephant calves – an extremely rare event with a prevalence of under 1%.

  • Nuclear power holds promise for South Africa

    There are many positive benefits to nuclear energy, not least of which is enough power to end load shedding and blackouts. But there is strong resistance to the idea of nuclear. "People need to understand that we are not a scary industry; we are in your everyday world," says the head of Necsa in the first of a two-parter interview.

  • Why travel bans won't stop the spread of Ebola

    Travel bans for the Ebola-afflicted countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are not only unnecessary, they will also cause more harm than good by stopping the flow of health workers, medical supplies and humanitarian aid, and further damaging the beleaguered countries' economies, writes Khalid Koser, chair of the Global Agenda Council on Migration.