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Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Pretoria, South Africa (Illustration)

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre to cement its place as Africa’s largest mall

Despite a slowdown in consumer spending across South Africa, Pretoria’s Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is undergoing a R2.5 billion revamp that will make it the largest mall in Africa, unseating Durban’s Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

The airport will generate energy through photo-voltaic technology. Reuters/Enrique De La Osa/Quartz

South Africa just opened the continent's first solar-powered airport

South Africa has opened the continent’s first solar-powered airport in the Western Cape.

Matome Mbatha, Market Manager, Africa & Americas, Wines of South Africa (WOSA)

South Africa wine body pairs Nigeria with red, Angola with fizz

South African wine producers are trying to cater for Angolans’ thirst for sparkling wine and Nigerian demand for bottles of red to penetrate the African market, according to the country’s leading trade body for the industry.

Workers harvest grapes by hand at a vineyard in South Africa. Photographer: Peter Titmuss/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

South Africa Promotes Expensive Wines to Boost Exports

South African wine makers are promoting higher-priced bottles to boost sales in established European markets and make inroads in the U.S. and Asia where they hardly have a presence, the head of a local industry organization said.

Cluster development in Zimbali which overlooks the wetlands and the ocean. Units range from R7.5 - R11.95 million each. Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN

Where do South Africa's rich live?

Sandhurst in Johannesburg is South Africa’s premier millionaire playground. The Sandton suburb is home to 130 multimillionaires – those with assets of R120 million or more.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the Opposition (Democratic Alliance) in South Africa's National Assembly

Could Mmusi Maimane become the first black leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA)?

South Africa‘s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, is expected to elect its first black leader at a congress starting Saturday, May 9th. The election of a black leader of the DA would be a watershed moment for the predominantly white party.

Helen Zille, Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) and Premier of the Western Cape

South Africa's opposition leader Helen Zille steps down

South Africa’s opposition leader Helen Zille announced Sunday she would step down from her position at the party congress next month.