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  • Digital storytelling shaping aspiring teachers

    Students of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology were given a task to share stories of their community, in order for them to identify with one another. These stories capture the challenges they have overcome and aims to shape them as aspiring teachers.

  • Mandela's presidential years to get book treatment

    A planned sequel to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, will unpack the years when he was the president of South Africa. Mandela began the book in 1998 but was unable to complete it. Now a group of former senior advisers will finish the task for him.

  • Celebrities support good causes in South Africa

    International stars are increasingly getting involved in good work across the globe. And South Africa is benefitting from their philanthropic endeavours. Issues under the spotlight are HIV and Aids, as well as rhino poaching and wildlife conservation.

  • 21 freedoms all South Africans enjoy today

    Apartheid laws were designed to segregate South Africa’s population in terms of race. The majority suffered discrimination in terms of education, economic rights, social standing, and eventually even citizenship. Today, the Bill of Rights enshrines many rights denied in the past.

  • Youth vlog the South African story

    As download speeds in South Africa increase, and as technology becomes more widely available, more and more people – youngsters in particular – are turning to vlogging as a way of expressing their opinions and commenting on their world. You can watch anything from makeup tips to cat videos.

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  • Budget 2015: in numbers

    Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget speech has received mixed reactions. While income tax is being raised for the first time in 20 years, small to medium sized businesses set to benefit by the doubling of the turnover tax threshold. This summary of the budget shows how Nene’s changes will affect your pocket.
  • South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

    Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015.

  • Tourists watch as buffalo burst tyre to chase lions away

    It is not unusual for different animal species like lions and buffalo to be seen fighting. Tourists in the Kruger National Park area recently got a fright when a buffalo surprised them by turning towards their cars to get lions off his back.

  • SKA will boost Africa's presence in science fields

    South Africa has spent more than R29-million on bursaries in engineering, astrophysics and astronomy in the past nine years, riding on the back of the SKA project. Young scientists from across the continent have benefited. One day, they may win Nobel prizes for their innovations.

  • We Are the World Africa sings out against xenophobia

    Organisers of the MTN Radio Awards have called on radio stations across the continent to stand against the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa by broadcasting the new Africa Against Ebola and Xenophobia rendition of "We Are the World".