Six South African mountaineers have set a new benchmark, climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro barefoot – and all done to raise funds for the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in Cape Town.
• Parlotones to climb Kili for charity
Angela Larkan, the founder of non-profit organisation Thanda, has been named the Clarins Most Dynamic Woman of the Year for 2011 in recognition of her ongoing work to fight the destructive impact of HIV/Aids and poverty on orphans in rural communities.
• Young SA disability activist lauded
South Africa's Cherilyn Ireton has been appointed as executive director of the World Editors Forum, a global network that represents newsroom editors worldwide. This is a double first for the country, as Ireton is also the first woman to head the organisation.
• Social media growing strong in SA
Doctors Without Borders will be the first global medical humanitarian organisation to adopt South Africa's very own emergency medicine response system in several countries where their teams provide emergency medical care.
• SA, Cuba to train more doctors