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  • Celebrating South African flavours: Simply Delicious

    With the support of her parents, Zola Nene swapped her law studies – for which she had no enthusiasm – for working in professional kitchens in the UK. She returned to South Africa to study the culinary arts. Now that passion has culminated in her debut cookbook, Simply Delicious.

  • Quotable: Piketty on global inequality, human rights and South Africa

    French economist Thomas Piketty's ideas on the causes of and solutions to income inequality have dominated South African news and social media since he delivered the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Soweto on Saturday 3 October. We bring you some of the memorable moments from his speech.

  • 22 memories of martyrs for our freedom

    For this Freedom Month it’s important for all South Africans to remember the struggle heroes who sacrificed their lives for our democracy. To mark 22 years of freedom, we salute 22 martyrs of the liberation struggle.

  • From priest, to activist and Public Peace Prize recipient

    Father Michael Lapsley came to South Africa from New Zealand as a young man. In his adopted home, he could not ignore the horrors of apartheid. For his contribution to peace and reconciliation, he was recently named the recipient of the Public Peace Prize 2016 in the category "Global Peace and Reconciliation – Internationally Reputed Peacemaker".

  • 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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  • Soft power, co-operation will give South Africa an edge in Africa

    Building South Africa's reputation in Africa will take effort from business and the government, as well as all South Africans, a research seminar on the nation's reputation hears. While South African businesses were respected in other African countries, South Africans were at times perceived as imposing and aggressive.

  • South African cities are rapidly growing

    More than half of South Africa's population is urbanised – up to 64% of South Africans live in the country's urban centres. And most of these people are under the age of 40. Brand South Africa's research team has analysed the state of South Africa's major cities.

  • Google Maps launches the Mzansi Experience

    Across the globe, people can now explore the beauty of South Africa virtually through Google Maps. From the views from atop Table Mountain to animals grazing in the Kruger National Park, South Africa's natural wonders are on display for all the world to appreciate.

  • Connecting women to technology

    An Intel programme called She Will Connect aims to increase women's access to the digital world. Research has shown there is a significant gender gap in developing countries in using technology such as the web. It'll help to empower women in their businesses, increase literacy, and strengthen their voice.

  • New video game developed in Africa

    A new video game, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan has been developed in Africa. The work of a studio in Cameroon, Kiro'o Games, it explores African tales in a phantasmal setting. The main character, King Enzo Kori-Odan, uses collective energy, channelled through ancestors, called aurion.