Khulekani Magubane is a prolific young writing talent who honed his skills through a KwaZulu-Natal literacy programme. With the imminent publication of his 18th book, he hopes to one day mentor a new generation of South African writers.
• Local author gets top sci-fi award
Two South African actresses have recently scored impressive roles in Hollywood productions: Nondumiso Tembe will star in the hit series True Blood, while Terry Pheto will play in one of the most popular and longest running soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful.
• South Africa's Fugard recieves lifetime Tony
South African explorer Kingsley Holgate is back on the road for an ultra-long expedition, this time to boost malaria-prevention efforts in South Sudan and wish the new nation well as it celebrates independence on 9 July 2011.
• Adventurer spreads his nets wide
South African President Jacob Zuma has wished the Spar national netball team, Amantombazane, the best of luck ahead of their departure to Singapore on 21 June 2011 to compete in the World Netball Championships.
• Hi-tech help for future sports stars
In September 2011, local hockey coach Craig Sieben will embark on an epic journey of goodwill across Africa, to raise awareness for disabled children. He'll pass through 15 countries on his way from Cape Town to Port Said, Egypt.
• SA off to wheelchair tennis champs