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  • Youth must take the baton from the students of 1976

    The Hector Pieterson Foundation focusses on working with youth. This Youth Month they have partnered with the city of Johannesburg to launch a series of dialogues aimed at the youth of Soweto. Entitled Recall Your History, the first one took place at NASREC on 17 June.

  • Bill Gates to deliver 2016 Nelson Mandela Lecture

    Since the inaugural Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in 2003, speakers have been notable global leaders in their field – be it politics, human rights or economics. This year will be no different. Microsoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the 14th annual lecture on the eve of Mandela Day.

  • 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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  • 'We’ve done enough to preserve credit rating' - Gordhan

    South Africa has done enough to prevent its debt from being downgraded to junk by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Gallery: Lindfield Victorian House Museum

    The Lindfield Victorian House Museum is a time capsule of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, in the heart of leafy Johannesburg. It has received a second accolade from the travel website, TripAdvisor, to the delight of museum owner Katharine Love.

  • Nigeria leads the world at Scrabble

    Winning the highbrow game of Scrabble requires a vast vocabulary, lightning-fast analytical thinking and cunning strategy. One continent dominates global competition: Africa. A quarter of the world's top 100 Scrabble players come from the continent, 23 of them from Nigeria. And Nigerian Wellington Jighere was recently crowned World Scrabble Champion.