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Remembering Stephen Hawking

Well-known physicist, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 after years of struggling with motor disease or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Hawking was diagnosed in 1963 when he was 21 years. He was told that he only has few years to live. But he lived with the disease for more than 50 years. He […]

Top 10 books we love by BRICS authors

In the words of Charles William Eliot: “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Over the years, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have produced world-class authors who have given us exceptional reading material. If you’ve never […]

[WATCH]: Commemorating Commonwealth Day

The Commonwealth, a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states. is home to 2.4 billion people inclusive of economies that are both advanced developing. Did you know: Thirty of the Commonwealth members are small states, many of which are island nations. South African rejoined the Commonwealth in 1994. According to the South African Government Twitter account, the […]

Celebrating a Global Phenomena: Women

According to Wikipedia, the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on 28 February 1909 in New York, but following the the 1910 International Woman’s Conference, 8 March later became the suggested day to celebrate. It later became a national holiday in Russia after women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917. Initially, only […]

[GALLERY] BRICS Youth Tour Soweto

In light of the upcoming BRICS Summit with South Africa as this year’s chair, a BRICS youth delegation from Brazil, Russia and India recently visited SA to partake in discussions that will look at strengthening the youth voice through the formation of a BRICS Youth League. The group visited various historical sites in and around […]

Expat Abroad: Bridget Pikes takes China

Bridget Pike is a Mozambican-born South African personality who decided to spread her wings. Since moving to China, Bridget has also expanded her career to the Arts. Read more about her journey below. BJ: Briefly explain how you ended up in China BP: I needed a change, I was tired of the same things, the […]

Don’t miss the RapidLion Film Festival

By Ntsiki Ntsibande Lovers of art and film, it’s time for the annual RapidLion Film Festival. The festival, aimed at showcasing the pride of African heritage through storytelling, is currently running at the Market Theatre until 10 March 2018. The Market Theatre is at the heart of a precinct blooming with artistic expression. The South […]

Cause of Listeria outbreak identified

By Ntsiki Ntsibande South Africa’s Listeria outbreak is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease listeriosis, claiming 180 lives to date. Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Sunday that the outbreak was traced to Enterprise’s Polokwane facility and Rainbow chicken facility in the Free State. He also stated that further tests […]