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  • Brilliant young minds at the CSIR

    Youth Month may be over for another year, but the bright young minds at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are not resting. Lydia Cape's passion for the outdoors has made her a valuable environmental scientist and environmental assessment practitioner at the institute.

  • 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.

  • Recollections of 16 June 1976

    A planned, peaceful protest in Soweto against Afrikaans as the teaching medium in schools on 16 June 1976 became one of the most pivotal days in South Africa's history. After the police opened fire on the mainly child protestors, the march quickly changed from peaceful to chaotic. Those who were there shared their memories.

  • Youth perceptions under the spotlight in Brand South Africa domestic survey

    Over the past 10 years Brand South Africa's annual national perception survey has identified trends shaping society to help predict how these are likely to play out in the future. The latest study produced valuable insights into the youth, and how their perceptions will shape the National Development Plan.

  • Sixty years on, the Freedom Charter is as relevant as ever

    Sixty years ago the Congress of the People gathered on a dusty field in Kliptown to draft the document that would lead South Africa to liberation. The Freedom Charter is the foundation for South Africa's Constitution and its demands are as relevant now as they were in 1955.

  • 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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  • South Africa invests in black industrialists

    The government is positive about a R100-million programme to grow the number of black industrialists. The programme was launched because BEE transformation had been slow.

  • Businesses urged to team up for innovation

    Innovation is critical to manufacturing success, but equally, you cannot innovate in a box. Business leaders and professionals at the second Manufacturing Indaba heard how collaboration was key.

  • Solar car races around southern Africa

    A group of students and lecturers from the University of Johannesburg, a solar car, and a deep passion to spread the word about green technology and the wonders of engineering, are on an epic road trip from Joburg to Botswana, via Namibia.

  • #HeartAfrica pulls emotional strings

    When you leave Africa, you leave a piece of yourself behind. This yearning for the continent has sparked a campaign to show the passion Africans have for their land.