The South African Department of Basic Education estimates as many as 489 036 school-aged youngsters with disabilities don’t attend any school at all. Of these, about two thirds report severe disabilities, according to the 2013 General Household Survey. Fikile Ngcani wants to inspire these students and give them hope of an education. The second year […]
The Siyasizana Daycare Project rewards crèche and daycare leaders, spaza shop owners and other community members who keep their empty bread bags out of the bin. Sasko brand manager Lungelwa Mnyamana explained how the recycling programme works and how the bread giant launched its campaign in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. The bags gathered can be […]
Johannesburg – The ongoing Asian demand for lion bones has led to an horrific wildlife poisoning in the Limpopo National Park, just over the Mozambican border from Kruger Park.
The “Let’s Face It” campaign kicked off outside parliament on Human Rights Day to garner support for anti-hate crimes legislation put before government by Minister Jeffrey. More recently, it has also sought to bring attention to South Africa’s decision to abstain from a United Nations’ vote that would protect the rights of those who are […]
John Lennon’s Imagine… sang perfectly in honour of International Peace Day. This kid is one of the faces as to why we need to end war.
Anelisa Lamola was originally born in South Africa and has auditioned for the UK X-Factor before… but this time she believed she was better prepared… and the world could not agree more.
Kevin Paul won South Africa’s first medal of the Rio Paralympics late on Thursday evening, taking gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke.
And it seems he’s achieved just that, with popstar Meghan Trainor recognising Smit for his choreography to her smash hit, Me Too.
She’s one of South Africa’s best known artists, a judge on The Voice, has toured the USA, has a new album out and is, quite simply, one of the nicest people in showbusiness. Glenda Nevill reports.
Rescuing just one abused circus lion is no easy task. Imagine promising to care for no fewer than 33 of the predators – for life. Janine Stephen catches up with the big cats rescued from South America, and their carer, Savannah Heuser.
The phrase “rape culture” hit the headlines recently, as campus protesters took the issue to the streets. Marion Scher looks at some of the questions it raised, from the use of language, to attitudes, to secondary victimisation.
The Tesla Model 3 is set to hit South Africa next year – but are our roads and drivers ready? And in a global market where at least one car company boss doesn’t want you to buy his electric vehicle, is there really a future for electric cars? Mark van Dijk finds out.
A young woman from humble beginnings in the Eastern Cape now runs an organic farm on a private nature reserve. Meet Zozo Bikani, a woman with a bright future ahead of her. Story and pictures by Sarah Taylor
In 2015, the World Economic Forum ranked South Africa’s maths and science education 138th out of 140 countries. Frances Aron finds out how one organisation is addressing the issue.
Growing up in the ’50s, award-winning journalist, filmmaker and writer Sylvia Vollenhoven at first was unaware of herself as a coloured person. But in the ’70s, she embraced black consciousness and recently she’s been delving into her Khoisan heritage and identity, producing a book, a documentary and a dance/drama about it. By Andrea Vinassa