The recent appointment of Siyamthanda Kolisi as the first black captain of the Springboks after 127 years, 478 tests and 60 white captains in South African rugby heralded a new chapter. Last week, Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira became the first black South African to earn 100 caps. Is South African rugby becoming more diverse and inclusive?
Nthabeleng Likotsi is on course to establish the first black women-owned bank in South Africa. Her aim is for the bank to empower black female entrepreneurs with the financial support they lack. “I asked myself what it meant to be a young black woman in South Africa. Truth is that not much is happening for black women.”
Today we celebrate the Day of the African Child with our selection of 10 young adults and children doing remarkable work across the continent.
Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup.
Leroy Mwasaru is just 20, but the young innovator has already made great achievements, recently named on the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list in the Business category. Leroy founded Greenpact just after completing high school, and now looks forward to playing a huge role in the renewable energy sector in Kenya.
At the age of 21 years old, Phetogo Molawa became 2nd Lieutenant in the South African Air Force and the first African woman to attain her helicopter licence. Now at the age of 32, Lieutenant Colonel Molawa has made history as the first African woman to be made the Officer Commanding based at the Air Force Station Port Elizabeth.
Political ethics and sports don’t match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
Dr Richard Munang is a climate change and development policy expert. Here he talks about his latest book.
Rafael Marques has been honoured with the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Hero Award, which recognises journalists who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly at great personal risk.