"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
South African production Life, Above All, about a young girl whose family is deeply affected by Aids, was the talk of the 2010 Cannes Festival after receiving a 10-minute standing ovation at its world premiere there on 18 May.
• South African film wins at Tribeca