The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has reached record highs despite forecasts of a fall amid the global crisis and deadly strikes at Marikana mine.
The monumental sculpture, which will be unveiled in Howick, is made up of 50 steel rods of between five and 10m high symbolising a prison.
South Africans and foreigners are walking through Johannesburg's once feared city centre to experience more of the recently revamped metropolis.
Downtown Johannesburg became a case study in decay in the 1990s as a crime wave terrorised the city. But an effort has been made to halt the decline.
The African Parks Network reintroduced over 2 500 animals to the Majete Wildlife Reserve after poachers almost wiped out the animal population.
Cover pages of SA's iconic Drum magazine evoke a 1950s black fashion and jazz culture which perished when apartheid forces razed Sophiatown.
Cookbooks are competing with more serious works on Nelson Mandela this Christmas as his personal chef publishes a collection of her best dishes.
Countries across Southern Africa are pouring billions of dollars into overhauling their railways, hoping to ease the flow of exports.
Pictures may soon be all that's left of the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, which hasn't plied its regular route on the Garden Route since floods in August 2006.
Nelson Mandela is among the world's most famous icons, and re-tracing his steps is one of the country's major tourism draws.