Jury for 2012 Intercultural Innovation Award Announced

Over 500 organizations from 92 countries have applied for the award co-sponsored by the UNAOC and the BMW Group

New York / Munich. The five international members of the jury panel for the 2012 Intercultural Innovation Award, a joint initiative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, have been appointed.

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SABC appears before Standing Committee on Public Accounts in Parliament

Johannesburg, Tuesday 20 November 2012 - The South African Broadcasting (SABC) appeared before the Standing Committee On Public Accounts (SCOPA) in Parliament, 20 November 2012 to take the Committee through its Annual Results announced a few weeks ago.

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Ramaphosa stresses importance of education

Businessman and ANC National Executive Committee member Cyril Ramaphosa says education is the key to unlocking innovation and entrepreneurship, which in turn alleviate poverty and unemployment, especially in rural areas.

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Skeem Saam 2 Polokwane Open Auditions.

skeemsamSkeem Saam is auditioning for roles in the upcoming season two of 26 episodes.  People will be grouped according to age and handed scripts on the day.  Auditions will take place on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th November 2012 at SABC Polokwane, 19 Hospital Street between 8h00 and 17h00.  Skeem Saam is looking for people aged 13 to 60 for the following new characters:

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Child-headed households in South Africa

The legal age of consent in South Africa for sex is 16, yet there are many children below this age, with their innocence still in tact, drowning in the deep end of parenthood. The phenomenon of child-headed house holds in South Africa is a disturbing trend, with the 2006 General Household Survey showing that 0.67% of children live in child-headed households.

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Spare a thought for the SABC

Spare a thought for the SABC. That's what crossed my mind recently in Parliament as I sat through the Auditor General's (AG) presentation on the SABC to the Communications Portfolio Committee. Apart from repeat findings, the corporation had regressed in that there were new findings, the AG reported.

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