Once a renowned crime reporter, Yusuf Abramjee is determined to do what he can to end crime in South Africa. He is the power behind Crime Line and Lead SA, and is a vice-president of Crime Stoppers International. The Order of the Baobab is the latest honour in his trophy cupboard.
On Nelson Mandela Day, thousands of blankets will be handed to underprivileged people, knitted or crocheted by dedicated "knit wits" around the world. It's all part of a campaign spearheaded by Carolyn Steyn, who is doing her bit to play her part for the common good.
There are thematic links between Ian Gabriel's two films, Forgiveness and Four Corners. The latter is about family trying to get beyond the past to make a new life; the former deals with apartheid and the difficulty of reconciliation. Quintessentially South African, these stories are also universal.
South Africa had its second State of the Nation address of the year on 17 June, after a new government was elected by the national ballot in early May. We bring you the red carpet fashion, dignitaries, guard of honour and more from President Jacob Zuma's address to the nation in Parliament.
Lauren Beukes is raising the profile of South Africa in circles not reached by the everyday. The science fiction writer from Cape Town has won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award as well as the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for Zoo City. Her latest novel, The Shining Girls, is also a bestseller.
After unrelenting global media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, the spotlight will again be on South Africa, its Constitution and the strength of its legal system when Shrien Dewani is extradited from the UK to answer to the court about the murder of his bride, Anni Hindocha.
After more than three years of fighting extradition to South Africa, murder accused Shrien Dewani may finally arrive in the country to be tried by a judicial system already proving robust and competent as the world watches the Oscar Pistorius trial.