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Arrive Alive
  • Pistorius, Dewani cases validate South Africa's robust justice system

    After unrelenting global media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, the spotlight will again be on South Africa, its Constitution and the strength of its legal system when Shrien Dewani is extradited from the UK to answer to the court about the murder of his bride, Anni Hindocha.

  • Sod is turned at Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

    It has been a long time in the making, with much fund-raising undertaken and more still to go, but the ground has finally been broken to build the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital. It is Madiba's last and fondest wish, and will be a living testament to his legacy.

  • Feature film shows arresting beauty of Lesotho

    A slew of international awards has been bagged by The Forgotten Kingdom, a story of a young man's return to his roots inspired by and filmed in the mystical magic of Lesotho. The cinematography matches the breath-taking scenery, earning its cinematographer the Haskell Wexler Award in New York.

  • Cape Town gets a literary nod

    The list of finalists for the Man Booker International Prize will be announced in the Mother City next March, in another feather in the cap for the city on the mountain. It will be the first time the list is announced in Africa.

  • Seeing South Africa through the eyes of foreign investors

    My brother has just returned to South Africa after living in Geneva for 14 years. He is going to reside in Johannesburg and work for Discovery Health and he is deliriously happy, writes Jeremy Gardiner of Investec Asset Management.

  • Global perceptions key to competitiveness and foreign investment

    Managing perceptions of South Africa is essential to increasing its global competitiveness, and attracting foreign investment. This was the main message of a Brand South Africa seminar, International Perceptions of South Africa in a Complex Emerging Market, held on 2 April.

  • Soweto: from struggle to suburbia

    Twenty years of freedom have transformed Soweto, once a sprawling dormitory dumping ground for Johannesburg's black workers, into a green and attractive city of its own, with housing, parks, shopping malls, efficient public transport and a vibrant tourist trade.

  • New African energy projects leapfrog outdated technologies

    Sub-Saharan Africa produces the same amount of energy as Spain – and excluding South Africa, less electricity than used by New York. But ambitious new power projects will soon light up the continent, and allow Africa to bypass the dirty old technologies that powered the growth of the developed world.

  • Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed lives

    The 2010 football World Cup in South Africa may be a distant memory, but its legacy lives on through the Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust. In the first allocation of funds, 14 organisations got some financial assistance. This has had a huge impact on the lives of some of the country's poorest children.

  • Rwanda finds a path out of history of horror

    Instead of taking the route of vengeance and punishment, Rwanda has chosen admission, reconciliation and forgiveness. This way, it has missed a "justice of ashes". But to build a stable and prosperous country has required draconian legislation and curtailed personal freedom.