An elite new high school about to open near Johannesburg is to groom a remarkable group of youngsters from across Africa to be the continent's future leaders, with a strong emphasis on understanding African issues.
In conversations, the same sentiment is repeated over and over, whether around the supper or breakfast table or when answering an opinion poll: South Africa is in decline. Can the country escape this sticky, despondent situation? writes JP Landman.
The 2008 Unesco Confucius Prize for literacy, a prestigious annual award given to organisations that make exceptional strides in increasing literacy, has been awarded to South African NGO Operation Upgrade.
The University of South Africa, one of the world's largest distance-learning institutions, has adopted the innovative Freedom Toaster to electronically distribute educational material to its hundreds of thousands of students.