South Africa

South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says UN relief chief

Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and South Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said today in Pretoria, South Africa, at the opening of the regional consultation for Eastern and Southern Africa of the World Humanitarian Summit.

South Africa’s Simphiwe Dana sings at UN

Simphiwe Dana, one of South Africa’s soulful singers renowned for her impressive vocals, recently sang at UN Headquarters to observe the International Day of Non-Violence.

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“Poppa Mandela” tribute song performed at the United Nations

Nelson Mandela was a man who changed peoples’ lives by saying no to Apartheid, no to racism, discrimination and segregation, according to a young female artist who goes by the stage name “Moonspice”.

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Education identified as a priority area in South Africa

Providing education to previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa is one of the main priority areas for the country, according to a senior government official.

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Youth unemployment "major challenge" in Sub-Saharan Africa

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“Does investing in education pay off for African youth?”

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