The development of footballers at school level in South Africa has received a major boost with an injection of a R30-million (US$3.9-million) sponsorship into the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup, an annual tournament. • Nestlé nurtures future footballers
Liliesleaf, the farm that once sheltered Nelson Mandela and other banned political fugitives during apartheid, is set to become even more of an attraction with a R75-million hotel due to open there in 2011. • Farming in the heart of Joburg
South Africa entered a new era in the fight against HIV/Aids on 1 December, as President Jacob Zuma introduced a radical plan to boost protection of affected individuals and prevent further infections.
Not only is a novel hairdressing programme helping empower unemployed women in the Eastern Cape, it’s also boosting their resourcefulness, as was seen during their annual hair show where they recycled rubbish and turned it into elaborate headpieces.