The recent Life Beats workshop brought together artists, journalists, HIV activists and health experts from around Johannesburg to discuss ways in which to keep the story of the HIV/Aids epidemic alive.
• Soweto to get a second state hospital
At a recent meeting in Pretoria, representatives of three African academic institutions reported to Unesco on the progress of its science journalism initiative, launched in 2008 to develop a post-graduate curriculum in science, health and environmental reporting.
• Reshaping reportage on Africa
"Our hosting of the World Cup was, and has been, about the creation of new realities and the destruction of old myths and pessimism about South Africa," Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said at the Financial Times Future and Legacy Dinner on 22 July. Read the full speech.
• A legacy of harmony and pride
South African glossy business-to-business magazine Leadership has been named the best in the world in the annual Tabbie awards presented by the US-based Trade Association Business Publications.
• Rhodes hosts world journalism meet
Marking 50 days to kickoff of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, President Jacob Zuma praised the enthusiasm of South Africa's people in the run-up to the football tournament and encouraged them to get behind the home team. Read the full text of his speech.
• World Cup 2010? Yes, we can