Two initiatives – one in Cape Town and one in Durban – are helping artisans and tradesmen to increase their business base. Trade-Mark and The Grassroute act like agencies and incubators, linking artisans and clients as well as offering them assistance in marketing and quoting.
What Islamic State is doing is against Islam, South African Muslim cleric stress. The militants do not act in the name of Islam or any religion, they say. "No religion condones murder." The Muslim Judicial Council has urged its leaders to speak out against the terror group.
The Universities of Cape Town and Oxford, each the oldest universities in their countries, have long been partners in research to find innovative solutions to the problems of today, and the future. This was highlighted during a recent visit to UCT by a high-level delegation from the prestigious English university.
Foreign journalists on a week-long tour of the country as guests of Brand South Africa visited Boitumelo High School in Tembisa on Wednesday to find out more about the pilot project in the Gauteng Education Department's tech-savvy Smart Schools programme.
President Jacob Zuma will deliver his sixth State of the Nation Address during a joint sitting of Parliament in Cape Town this evening. More than just a speech, Sona sets the agenda for how the country will be governed over the year ahead, making commitments to the nation that Parliament is obliged to ensure the government keeps.