Take a look behind the scenes of the profound ceremony of the annual State of the Nation Address, one of the most important state events, enshrined in the national Constitution, of South Africa's 20 years of democracy.
Africa produces the least amount of greenhouse gases, yet will bear the brunt of global climate change. At the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group summit in Johannesburg this week, mayor Parks Tau welcomed three new African megacities to the network, bringing the total to seven out of 66 world cities.
Crowd-funding, an anarchical response to old capitalist, risk-averse big business, has taken off on rich countries like the US and UK. Now a Cape Town-based project called Thundafund has adapted the online crowd-funding model to successfully launch small South African start-ups.
At the World Economic Forum's 2014 meeting in the Swiss town of Davos, Brand South Africa's high-powered delegation will spread the word to the world's elite that South Africa is a globally competitive nation, open for business. And now is the time to invest.
Sixteen years. In that time South Africa will be a very different country, if the goals of Vision 2030, as set out in the National Development Plan, are met. The aim, among others, is to eliminate poverty and create 11-million jobs by the year 2030.
Governance has become increasingly important in the past decade as African economies have posted significant growth. This brings social change which calls on governments to implement more effective governance systems, a debate on the Ibrahim Index hears.