Today marks exactly a year to the day that South Africa confirmed its first COVID-19 case.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) under a significantly altered global and domestic environment.

“There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about my lovely daughter who was brutally murdered.”

Determined to make a fresh start from a history of emotional and physical abuse, Zinhle Sithole turned to the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) for help.

After sending out his CV with no luck of securing a job for six years, a Katlehong man ignored the raised eyebrows of friends and family and decided to become a waste picker.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 5 August 2021, announced changes to his Cabinet, as part of improving the capacity of government.

South Africa’s efforts to attract much-needed investment continue to bear fruit even at a time when the world has been turned on its head due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After what felt like a lifetime in incarceration, global skies have opened up for domestic and international travel for those suffering from bouts of itchy feet.

Nandi Mkwanazi’s green fingers trace their roots to her beloved grandmother’s passion for gardening.

The bunny chow, biltong, and chakalaka are part of South Africa’s rich culinary heritage we have enjoyed for decades.

On a daily basis, South Africa’s men and women in blue head out into the streets with the aim of making citizens feel safe.

South Africa, a melting pot of cultural diversity, continues to embrace its haunted history of racial divisions through a citizenry that displays a will to triumph over adversity.

Boots on the ground, a sound strategy and the promise of a better tomorrow are some of the crucial ingredients needed to win a war.

Many have been yearning for a road trip out in the warm South African sun as a release from the cabin fever associated with the lockdown.

Given the chance to rewrite a life partly spent in exile and returning to home soil to rise through the public service ranks is something retired Secretary of Defence Dr Sam Gulube would politely decline.


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