Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA). 


Introducing FNB business innovation awards

Thursday, 11 September 2014

FNB Business in partnership with Endeavor South Africa has announced the launch of the FNB Business Innovation Awards to recognise and celebrate companies that continue to forge unique ways of doing business.

Does Good News "trend" in South Africa?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Mention the words, “good news” or “positive news” and you will invariably be accused of sunshine journalism by many sclerotic journalists.  Talk of the “glass half-full vs glass half-empty” and you may well be accused of being naïve.

Weekly Blog

A star is born

Author: Justin Foxton
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

article thumbnail As the winner rose to her feet and made her way through the crowd to the stage, a thousand plus people rose as one to their feet and roared their unfettered approval. The night belonged to her and her fans - each and every one of us in that room - were not going to let her victory pass quickly or quietly.

Travel Blog

Lessons learnt in Vietnam

Author: Simon Ellis
Tuesday, 19 August 2014

article thumbnail I think we can all take a leaf out of the Vietnamese book of smiles. Never have I come across a race so inviting and so friendly despite the hardships they have had to overcome.

Stories of Help

Showing Love Can Help - Heartbeat

Thursday, 19 June 2014

When Heartbeat was founded, it was estimated that by 2015 almost 6 million children would have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. The overwhelming challenge of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children has placed a grave burden on communities. Heartbeat is dedicated to ease the burden on these children and provide them with material and emotional support.

Latest Videos

Ted Talks - Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful. 

Steuart as a Speaker

article thumbnailSteuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future' Click here to watch a 5 min action video.

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SA's Daily Fast Fact

The FNB e-wallet was launched in 2009 and since then approximately 3 million people have received money using the service. Between May 2013 and April 2014 R5.3 billion was sent via the e-wallet. 

Over the next 36 weeks we at will be telling the stories of "Amazing South Africans" who are driven by commitment and powered by purpose, and who very often swim against the tide in their pursuit of making a difference. They are driven by significance not success, their contribution is often unacknowledged and unheralded but invariably impacts those in greatest need.

#12, Global Shapers - 'A global village of doers'

article thumbnail As Mohammad Yunus said, ‘young people have never been as powerful as of today because they have technology’. Created by the World Economic Forum in 2010, Global Shapers is a worldwide community of young leaders who want to be involved in positive change in their communities. Today, it represents more than 60 Hubs in the world. Matsi Modise, who is founding a Hub in the township of Soweto in South-Africa, believes in the power of young people to make a difference. 

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It took one South African to turn an internet frenzy into a vehicle for change. South Africa, you've been RAK nominated.


Corruption Watch

Report corruption when you come across it. Our global ranking on public trust of politicians is 88/142, diversion of public funds 81/142; irregular payments and bribes 48/142; favoritism in decisions of government officials 114/142; wastefulness of government spending 69/142. Do your bit, report corruption at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or sms 45142 and join thousands of South Africans who are going to rid this country of the corruption scourge

Jobs Portal

As many of our readers, both local and international, are interested in what the job market has to offer, we have introduced a jobs portal in conjunction with It is our hope that this portal will meaningfully contribute to the challenges facing entrepreneurs, corporates and job seekers.

About SA The Good News

South Africa: The Good News is a news website that highlights the positive developments in South Africa.

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