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  • A helping hand for our youth February 21, 2017
    Pastor Babongile Moto has dedicated her time and energy to helping youth in Port Elizabeth fulfil their potential and overcome some of the challenges they face. It is this selflessness that earned her a seat among our Play Your Part ambassadors. Play Your Part Reporter With a strong passion for helping young people to grow […]
  • Pamela Power: What I learned from working on South African soapie, Muvhango February 21, 2017
    Writing for the local TV soapie, Muvhango, has exposed Pamela Power to South Africa’s rich culture. It has also shown her that we are more similar than we thought. Priya Pitamber With a name like Pamela Power, you may assume it is a superhero alias. Although she is not a superhero, Power is doing good […]
  • Send your Budget 2017 tips to Gordhan February 21, 2017
    As Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan prepares to table the country’s annual Budget in Parliament tomorrow, 22 February, ordinary citizens have been asked to share their ideas on how South Africa’s finances should be managed. Brand South Africa reporter Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will deliver his seventh budget speech on Wednesday, 22 February at 14:00. The […]
  • South African historical novel commemorates SS Mendi centenary February 21, 2017
    South African writer Fred Khumalo uses the historical context of the sinking of the SS Mendi as background for his latest novel, Dancing the Death Drill. On 21 February 2017, South Africa commemorates the centenary of the 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi – a passenger steamship that sank off the Isle of Wight, killing […]
  • Partners for Possibility garners international recognition February 20, 2017
    The Partners for Possibility education initiative has been awarded sixth place at the HR.COM LEAD2017 awards, held in Nashville, Tennessee. The organisation was one of 200 in the running for the award. Mathiba Molefe Partners for Possibility, the South African education development organisation, was awarded sixth place out of 200 in the category of Top […]
  • Vacancy: Communications Manager February 20, 2017
    Communications Manager Providing, formulating and leading a global communications plan for Brand South Africa. To develop a messaging framework to inform how we communicate with various audiences. Managing relationships with media (international and domestic). Stakeholder management (building relationships with non media stakeholders). To develop an issues management and crisis plan to enable Brand South Africa […]
  • Small businesses learn how to get consumers’ attention online February 20, 2017
    Attention was the new currency, said Linah Maigurira, one of the speakers at the National Small Business Chamber Summit. For brands to get customers, they had to pay attention to consumers’ behaviour and be where they were. Melissa Javan Grabbing the attention of consumers online was vital for your brand, Linah Maigurira, the industry manager […]
  • South Africa entrepreneurs get online access to 200 lenders February 20, 2017
    Did you know that there is a website where small business owners who are looking for funding are connected to 200 lenders? They can also access government grants through the site. Melissa Javan There were 200 lenders in South Africa and the majority of people who were looking for funding did not even know this, […]
  • Puppetry used to tackle abuse February 17, 2017
    Ubuntu Puppets uses puppetry and storytelling to address social issues affecting children who do not have easy access to professional support and counselling. Ray Maota Puppetry is being used as a therapy, to help empower victims and as a violence prevention intervention, all of which help young people to deal better with situations that affect […]
  • Five globally important archaeological sites in Africa February 17, 2017
    From Great Zimbabwe to Nubian pyramids along the Nile River, Africa, as the Cradle of Humankind, holds many of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures. Here are five of the most significant. Brand South Africa reporter The number of unearthed archaeological sites across Africa has given the world insights into the history of the continent and […]




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