The iconic Kruger National Park – where most of the 281 rhino deaths in the country so far this year have occurred – is boosting not only its ranger numbers, but its tracking technology in an effort to thwart the syndicates that live off the trade.
• Taking the plunge for our rhinos
Johannesburg’s inner city suburb of Hillbrow has become home to a new world class maternal and child health facility. The Shandukani Centre, one of the largest non-hospital based clinics in Southern Africa, will provide expert healthcare and treatment to vulnerable women and children, right on their doorstep.
• SA’s second health train rolls out
Motivated to see a strong culture of reading in South Africa, Tebogo Ditshego took to popular social media platform Twitter to form ReadaBookSA, a unique campaign that encourages all South Africans to challenge themselves and read one book a month.
• Getting needy kids hooked on books
Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline is a spectacular show full of jaw-dropping stunts with some of the world's best acts brought together on one stage. One twist, however, is that there are no safety belts, crash mats or any other safety apparatus.
• Zip Zap circus school teaches life skills
Hugh Masekela and Angelique Kidjo were two of the many music stars who celebrated the first-ever International Jazz Day on 30 April, proclaimed by Unesco to help raise awareness about the popular music genre’s force for peace, dialogue and cooperation.
• Music fest in SA’s Darling