The number of mobile phone users in South Africa who’ve registered their network connection or sim cards in accordance with the new Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (Rica) has jumped to over 37-million.
• South Africa braces for digital TV switch-on
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