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  • South African journalists shortlisted in global awards

    Investigative journalists risk their own safety when exposing corruption and crime. The Global Investigative Journalism Network honours those fearless reporters with the Global Shining Light Award. A South African team has been shortlisted for the award this year, following the win by another South African team in 2013.

  • Piketty’s focus on inequality may also set a blueprint for the study of economics

    Thomas Piketty garnered international acclaim after his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, about inequality, became a best seller. But it's not without its critics. He'll speak at the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Watch him on the live broadcast on 3 October on SABC 2 from 3pm to 4:30pm. There will also be live stream on the Nelson Mandela Foundation YouTube account and website.

  • Boks' history against Rugby World Cup group rivals

    South Africa's pool B opponents have been called lightweights and easy pickings, but the Springboks know they should not take any of them for granted. Each side has their own strengths and the Boks will need to be at their best. We take a look at South Africa's records against each of their group opponents. Note that all fixtures are South African standard time.

  • Sandton goes car-free for a month

    The Sandton CBD will be closed to cars during the month-long EcoMobility World Festival over October. Instead, people will be encouraged to use public transport, cycle and walk. Johannesburg hopes they will see the benefits of going car-free and that there will be a permanent shift.

  • Indigenous Games Festival promotes unity in South Africa

    Young and old alike got the opportunity to learn and play historical indigenous games for the national 10th annual Indigenous Games Festival, held this week. This festival promotes social cohesion and preserves heritage. Participants also have fun the old school way.

  • 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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  • Boon for South Africa as BRICS evolves into global institution

    With interaction between BRICS countries increasing and trade rising, the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa is transforming from a loose economic category into a global governance institution - with significant benefits for South Africa.

  • Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa

    National Marine Month is celebrated from 1 to 31 October in South Africa; it's a time when protecting the country's marine resources comes to the fore. One of the reasons to take action is because the oceans feed us. Learn more about our seas by viewing our gallery.

  • Sanlam Cape Town Marathon goes silver

    The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is the only run in Africa to receive Silver Label status from the International Association of Athletics Federations. It's also been declared as carbon neutral. The scenic run will take place on 20 September, and organisers hope to reach Gold Label status soon.

  • The Drinkable Book could save lives

    The Drinkable Book is an effort to provide clean drinking water to people who need it in developing countries. The pages can be torn out and used as a filter to remove bacteria from impure water. It has been tested in the lab and in the field in countries such as South Africa and Ghana.

  • Mine-free Mozambique means economic growth

    After more than two decades of work, Mozambique is now clear of landmines - freeing up valuable agricultural land, opening up tourism and infrastructure development, and ensuring the safety of rural communities.