Stellenbosch University News

Students at Stellenbosch University have campaigned for it to change its language policy. Credit:

Why South African students want to be taught in English

Stellenbosch University’s plan to drop Afrikaans as the language of instruction and teach in English has been warmly received, not only by students who are enrolled at the institution but by the rest of South Africa.

The 21-year-old patient was returned to full reproductive and urinary function after the operation. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

South African doctors perform world's first successful penis transplant

he first ever successful penile-transplant has been carried out by doctors in South Africa, returning full reproductive and urinary function to a patient who was forced to have a life-saving penile amputation following a botched circumcision.

Cobus Visagie looks to pass the ball during Springbok training in Cape Town in 2001. Source: Touchline Photo/ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Big-tackling ex-Springbok rugby player Cobus Visagie starts Africa fund

Cobus Visagie recalls making 18 tackles the day South Africa’s national rugby team kicked its way into the World Cup record books to defeat England.

Nicky Newton-King, CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

African Women To Watch: Capital Markets (Video)

Stock markets across Africa have made steady progress across the last decade. Since 2002, Africa’s five leading exchanges have tripled the combined market capitalization of listed companies.

White Spaces for Broadband

Africa's White Spaces Revolution: Broadband's Final Frontier

An unused portion of the radio and television spectrum known as White Spaces is now being tapped by tech pioneers as the way to get Africa connected to the internet.