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Applications are now open for the January 2015 intake of the Google and IAB SA-backed three-month digital bootcamp, Digify, run by youth agency Livity Africa for 18 to 25 year olds.

Raw SA Talent Performs at TedXBerlin

Tuesday, 04 November 2014
Alice Phoebe Lou grew up Kommitje, South Africa. After finishing school she packed her things to travel the world. Her meandering took her through Europe and busking around her new hometown of Berlin. She has performed to much acclaim all over Berlin, in U-Bahn stations and clubs alike. No matter where she goes, Alice captivates audiences with her raw, powerful voice and honest songwriting. Alice recently shared her own story and music at TEDxBerlin The Next Step.

South African consumers gave supermarkets a customer satisfaction score of 80.6 out of 100, according the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi), which is higher than the score of 79 out of 100 achieved last year.


The South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation has selected the finalists in its 4th annual Social Innovation Awards 2014 who will compete for the R1-million first place prize.


The Banking App, launched three years ago, was the first of its kind in South Africa, when smartphones became available to FNB customers in 2011. FNB was also the first to launch the Banking App specifically designed for Tablets in April 2013.


Prof. Njabulo Ndebele, Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the Trustees and staff, are deeply saddened at the loss of Nadine Gordimer, South Africa’s grande dame of literature and friend of Nelson Mandela.


If you yearn to return home and are waiting for that dream opportunity, the Homecoming Revolution would love to invite you to their Jozi African Talent Speed-Dating event on the morning of 22nd August.


In a world of plastic money, debit orders and generous overdrafts, what would happen if we were forced to live entirely off coins? Would we feel more connected to our money? Would we spend less? Would we save more? For this year’s National Savings Month, a 32-year-old architectural consultant from Cape Town, has set out to answer these questions via a novel experiment. He will live only on R1 coins for the month of July.


Shear delight as SA tops world

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Two South African hand-shearers have achieved high honours in the international sheep shearing championship in Ireland, the National Wool Growers' Association said on Monday.

The term ‘keen’ is often used to describe enthusiasm for something – and, in this case, a more fitting word could not have been found.
Two South African fathers have adapted a 1930s Finnish design to come up with a box aimed at supporting South African mothers with newborns.
A group of adventurous Wits students will launch a daring quest in aid of charity next week, for their attempt to summit one of the big wonders of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro.

History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children

- Nelson Mandela

Our children are growing up in a vastly different world to the one we inhabited as children.  It is a great deal more murky with some facing extremely challenging situations at a very tender age.  Alma Torlage from SOS Children’s Villages takes a closer look at the lives of South African children and the challenges that lower-income households face.


City Year, South Africa’s leading youth development organisation, recently held their opening day where over 100 youth volunteers received their prized red-jackets and pledged a year of their time towards mentoring the children of South Africa.  The ceremony included a tribute to the organisation’s founder and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

The 2014 City Year South Africa corps together with sponsors and patrons. Sitting in the centre if the front row are (from L-R): Paul Marchand, Senior Vice President of Bain Capital, City Year co-chair Murphy Morobe, Daylene van Buuren City Year Executive Director,  City Year co-chair Rick Menell, Nomfundiso Giqwa from DOE and Amogelang Shai from DOE.



Annual event to give children a voice

Representing a first for South Africa's children's advocacy and social development efforts, World Vision South Africa has launched the World Vision Children's Day of Broadcasting which will be held each year during the month of March across the country.

World Vision Children's Day of Broadcasting


Nelson Mandela's oldest daughter Makaziwe and a granddaughter on Wednesday launched their wine collection in the Netherlands, hoping the world-famous branding will help them conquer the European market.

Khayelitsha kids splash out

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A group of children from Harare, Khayelitsha, took the plunge at their very first swimming lesson and with a little coaxing and a lot of support, it wasn’t long before they were happily splashing about.

Khayelitsha Kids Splash Out 

Johannesburg is the top tweeting city in Africa, with two other South African cities among the continent's top five Twitter centres, according to the second How Africa Tweets study from communications company Portland.


The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced South African Dave Duarte as a Young Global Leader (YGL). Globally recognised as a top expert on social media in business, Duarte joins 215 leaders from around the world that will make up the class of 2014, including South African actress Charlize Theron.

Dave Duarte




Tribute to Madiba

Friday, 06 December 2013
Photo: Brendan Grealy

Government leaders, business people, veterans of the struggle against apartheid and celebrities gathered at a high-profile event in Houghton, Johannesburg on Monday 18 November to launch the new Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory ..


The Goldman Sachs Report on Two Decades of Freedom in SA has had wide coverage in the press. It is a balanced, informative, encouraging report and well worth a detailed read ...



Luthando Mbobo, centre, overall winner of this year'sVukani! Fashion Awards. Photo: Gert Grobler 

A 29-year-old self-taught fashion designer from Katlehong, on Johannesburg’s East Rand, has been honoured as one of South Africa’s top emerging fashion designers at the Annual Vukani! Fashion Awards.


Tributes for Madiba

Thursday, 18 July 2013

President Zuma, Lindiwe Mazibuko and former president FW De Klerk pay tribute to Madiba on his 95th birthday.


Birthday tribute to Madiba

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Photo: Brendan Grealy  

Our tribute to Madiba on his 95th birthday...

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Sanitary Towels and Education - The 80 Day Difference

Author: Justin Foxton
Tuesday, 18 November 2014

article thumbnail In my work in some 150 rural schools I ‘discovered’ an unanticipated ‘barrier’ regarding school attendance for young girls, often exacerbated by unhygienic, sometimes unprivate, toilet facilities – that of sanitary wear. Justin Foxton is a regular blogger on SA - the Good News, he describes the seriousness of the situation and urges us all to get involved.  It is our hope that NGO’s working in schools will make it their business to...

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The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement - Some Lessons for SA

Author: Kathryn Pennington
Wednesday, 26 November 2014

article thumbnail The other day I went for a walk around Occupy Central in Hong Kong (HK) and found it a moving experience, the Umbrella Movement as they call it - NOT the Umbrella Revolution!   

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.

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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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South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20.

Over the next 36 weeks we at www.sagoodnews.co.za 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.

Use-It: You Can Do Amazing Things With Waste!

article thumbnailEvery day, 6,000 tons of waste is thrown into Durban landfills: building materials, organic and electronic waste, paper, tires, etc. Most of this waste can be re-used or recycled at a local level to close the loop on the value chain. Use-It, a Durban-based company, aims to identify waste beneficiation in the eThekwini Municipal area that will help to divert waste from landfill and create employment in the green economy. Chris Whyte, managing director of Use-it, shows us how it...

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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.


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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

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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  vjobs.co.za. It is our hope that this portal will meaningfully contribute to the challenges facing entrepreneurs, corporates and job seekers.

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