South Africa's pioneering black writer, politician and polymath Sol T Plaatje was born 140 years ago this month, on 9 October 1876. This year also marks the centenary of his most important non-fiction work, Native Life in South Africa, which exposed the catastrophe wrought on the country by the 1913 Natives’ Land Act.
Since October is Marine Month, we’ve decided to concentrate on South Africa’s national fish, the galjoen. Did you know it is only found along the southern African coast? Find out more.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the aim is to increase knowledge about the disease. If it is detected early, effective treatment can lead to a positive prognosis. We’ve collected handy information in an infographic.
Stories have the power to change the world for the better, and a nation that reads is one that is empowered. Nal'ibali, which encourages storytelling and reading, is hosting a nationwide competition to find the next Story Bosso title holder. People can submit stories in all 11 official languages.
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.
Managing a tough balancing act, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the mini budget on 26 October 2016. He addressed issues facing the economy, politics and the global outlook. Through it all, he emphasised that there was hope and that, working together, goals could be achieved.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the country’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement – the mini budget – on Wednesday, 26 October. If you missed it, you can read the full speech here.
Marine Month is the perfect time for a visit to the aquarium, where sea creatures and humans meet. The two biggest in South Africa are the uShaka Marine World in Durban and the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.
Clouds are more than water and a muse. They play an important role in regulating the temperature of the planet. Now NASA's new GLOBE Observer app makes it easy for us all to be guardians of the planet.
Fifa’s new secretary-general is an African, and just as extraordinary, a woman. Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura’s appointment is being greeted with optimism in the football world with Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino believing she is the best person to help him rebuild the organisation.