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  • Clive Rice: South African cricketing icon dies at 66

    With his trademark moustache and humble but forthright nature, former South African cricket captain Clive Rice will be remembered not only as one of the game's greatest players, but also as a South African cultural icon.

  • Artists give their impression of Madiba

    Nelson Mandela at the centre of a mandala, handing over the Rugby World Cup, as a rock – people are encouraged to use these and other artists' images as their profile pictures this month.

  • 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.

  • Cult South African novel to get film adaptation

    Cape Town-based author Charlie Human’s critically acclaimed Apocalypse Now Now will be made into a feature film, with the award-winning District 9 and Chappie screenwriter adapting the novel for local production company Be Phat Motel and its international partners.

  • 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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  • Gentlemen's club motivates sharing skills

    An initiative to identify the good men of Africa who play a role in business and their community was launched in Johannesburg. These men will use this platform to share ideas and brainstorm how they can combat challenges.

  • Young South Africans plan to stay at home

    The youth are our future, and in South Africa, that future wants to stay at home. Less than 10% of South Africans under the age of 24 planned to migrate to another country, a Brand South Africa survey has found.

  • The Devil's Pool: A swim at the edge of the world

    Imagine floating in a natural rock pool right on the lip of the largest waterfall in the world, looking down into the gorge far, far below as the waters of the great Zambezi river thunder past, the spray rises and perpetual rainbows dance in the air.

  • Maasai women lead solar revolution in Kenya

    Rural communities in Kenya are benefitting from a solar power drive by Green Energy Africa. Maasai women buy the equipment from the organisation, sell it for a small profit, and are empowered to install it themselves.