One hundred years have passed since Mahatma Gandhi left South African shores to return to his home in India; the lessons he left have not been forgotten, and continue to inspire South Africans as the country builds a cohesive and inclusive national identity.
The Office of the Auditor-General is the backstop, the final check, the oversight on how public money is spent. Running the office is Tsakani Ratsela, right hand of the AG. She is the first woman appointed deputy AG, a role she takes very seriously as she promises South Africans she is deeply committed to their best interests.
The African-influenced, bluesy rock music of the band of tribesmen is born out of nostalgia. It is music that refuses to allow a culture to fade into the shadows – all sung in the extraordinary poetry of the Tamasheq language. But it is also a voice of the anger and hope of a generation of youngsters forged in the desert.
With a life dedicated to universal education and ending child poverty, the wife of two of Africa's most revered leaders believes that we owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear. Widowed twice, she fights on, knowing her work is not yet done.
With her vocal gymnastics, flamboyantly African fashion sense, and the enviable ability to effortlessly switch genres, from R&B to pop to jazz, it's no wonder that Lira went from being broke in Daveyton, to mesmerising audiences in New York.
Among the criminals, gangsters, refugees and working people in Joburg's teeming inner city flatlands are many street children. Abandoned, runaways, orphans or victims of child trafficking, they are usually forced into prostitution and crime. There is often no escape, but Khanyisile Motsa offers a ray of hope.