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Play Your Part TV series
  • Active citizenship in memory of Mandela – Bachelet

    Madiba was a mentor, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said during the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Cape Town on 9 August, Women's Day. He understood the value of humanity, she said, and was an example for South Africa and the rest of the world to follow.

  • Documentaries celebrate the making of South Africa's rainbow nation

    "The history of our country is characterised by too much forgetting," Nelson Mandela once lamented. The new Rainbow Makers series of documentaries aims to both help us remember the extraordinary stories, often untold, that shaped our road to democracy – and celebrate our 20 years of freedom.

  • South Africa’s living democracy

    "It is not too late for South Africans to become active citizens in a way that really matters – by actively shaping our democracy," writes Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa, head of the Methodist Church. "We will all be stronger for it and our institutions will benefit immeasurably."

  • Music made for Mandela

    Nelson Mandela inspired many people through his thoughts, words and deeds, not least among them a variety of musicians, from pop singers to opera composers. Songs calling for his freedom reverberated around the world in the 1980s; others celebrating his release inspire audiences still.

  • Africa's home-brewed beer high on Heineken's list

    Dutch beer company Heineken is eyeing Africa's beer drinkers, and aims to grow its profile by meeting the continent's taste for home brews. Its brewery in Ethiopia produces alcoholic and non-alcoholic beers and is preparing to launch its Harar Beer label internationally.

  • Buy local to build South Africa's economy

    Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it's about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says every citizen should buy South African goods every time they shop. It is one way they can play their part for the nation.

  • Leading African researchers hunt down Ebola

    South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases follows strict infection controls as its 11 researchers - from Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Congo - try to document the disease's behaviour and pin down its nemesis.

  • Africa refocused: images of Ghana

    In the first in a series of photo galleries refocusing the image of African countries, we look at the West African nation of Ghana, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of some 27-million, Ghana is rated the seventh-best governed and fifth-most stable country in Africa, with the continent's sixth-largest economy.