South African journalist Debora Patta was recently honoured by the Italian Women in the World organisation with an award for her outstanding contribution to South African society in the field of communications.
• Media awards for SA women
Since 1990, South Africa has been a noisy place. After decades of apartheid censorship, the lifting of restrictions on the media led to a cacophony of debate. For the first time in centuries, everyone could be heard, and it was sometimes deafening, writes Anton Harber.
• Tutu speaks out for press freedom
South Africa's unique mix of energy, humanity, sheer doggedness and knack for problem-solving are showcased in a six-page supplement in the prestigious Washington Post newspaper, titled South Africa Now and produced on behalf of Brand South Africa.
• Brand South Africa in Davos