Spreading Madiba Magic on his special day

17 July 2018 South Africa will come alive with activities in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centenary tomorrow by spreading some Madiba Magic by helping charities, disadvantaged schools and advocating for peace and reconciliation. The Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations take place countrywide under the theme “Be the Legacy”, a call that induces all of humanity to […]

Youth help map the way forward for a crime-free SA

27 June 2018 Over 500 young people from across the country have converged in Pretoria this morning for the first-ever National Youth Crime-prevention Summit. The summit, which is organised by the South African Police Service, seeks to increase youth participation in the fight against crime. Police Deputy Minister Bongani Mkongi, who opened the summit in […]

Workers make South Africa a better place

1 May 2018 In marking this year’s May Day rally, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday paid tribute to South Africa’s workers, thanking them for making the country what it is today. “In the end, you are the people who make South Africa work, you are the people who make South Africa move and you make […]

Democratic SA turns 24

27 April 2018 South Africa today marks the 24th anniversary of democracy. Known as Freedom Day and observed on the 27th of April every year, the day commemorates the first time all South Africans of legal age, across the colour spectrum, voted in the country’s first democratic general elections. Nelson Mandela became the country’s first democratically […]

State funeral for Mam’ Winnie

Tuesday 03 April 2018 Freedom fighter Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela will be laid to rest on 14 April 2018, during a state funeral. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday night outside the home of the late struggle stalwart in Orlando, Soweto. He had earlier met with the Mandela family to offer his condolences and […]

Telling stories through movement

22 March 2018 |By Kgomotso “Zeus” Meso 11th of March 2018, Wits Theater was abuzz with a variety of upcoming choreographers looking to showcase their artistic prowess. The event which forms part of Dance Umbrella’s New Dance programme that aims to enhance diversity within the performance space. 30 years later, Dance Umbrella introduces a programme […]

Say YES to 1 million jobs for youth

15 March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an initiative to help young people find jobs and empower them to run their own businesses. “The initiative, in collaboration with the private sector, aims to empower one million young people over the next five years to become economically active, either as a member of […]

Study opportunities in China, Russia

22 February 2018 Applications for fully-funded international scholarships for 2018 are now open for South Africans to study abroad. The Department of Higher Education and Training every year engages in several international scholarship partnerships to provide opportunities for South Africans to study abroad on fully-funded scholarships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The department facilitates the […]

SA hosts regional youth unemployment workshop

13 February 2018 The Department of Labour will host a two-day SADC workshop on youth unemployment in the region. South Africa, as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will host the gathering under the theme ‘Addressing Youth Employment in the SADC Region’ from 13 – 14 February in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Youth unemployment is […]