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There is no South Africa without heritageSouth Africa's diversity is reflected in our national heritage, which is as multifaceted and complex as our people. Heritage Day is a chance to share the things that make us unique, and to celebrate the stories that bring us together. 17 Sep 2019 Read more

What is Women's Day without equality?Women's Day should be a time to reflect on how we can reach real equality - and to honour the women who are fighting to get there. 8 Aug 2019 Read more

We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacyHonouring Mandela's memory means standing up for the values that he lived for. It means choosing accountability, and playing an active role in serving your community. 10 Jul 2019 Read more

No age limit on inspiration. Celebrating the promise of our young leadersAround the world, young leaders are taking their future into their own hands. From South Africa to Sweden, the youth of today are working to create a vision of tomorrow that is better than today. 10 Jun 2019 Read more

Fighting for the right to love: It's time to end un-African prejudiceAs the world recognises the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we need to support the South Africans who are dismantling the idea that it's not African to be queer. 16 May 2019 Read more

25 years later: Freedom is a gift - and a responsibilityThis year Freedom Day marks an important anniversary for South Africa. As we celebrate 25 years of democracy, it is incumbent on all of us to stay vigilant in protecting our right to freedom. 26 Apr 2019 Read more

Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its peopleHuman Rights Day is an opportunity to remember who we are, where we come from, and celebrate the plethora of extraordinary South Africans who are driving change from the bottom up. 20 Mar 2019 Read more

The Queen of England honours Beautiful News founderAdrian Steirn, founder of Beautiful News, honoured with the Commonwealth Points of Light award by the Queen of England 13 Mar 2019 Read more

Beautiful News achieves 1.6 billion in reachHow a positive news platform grew from a zero base to 600 thousand followers and 200 million views in two years 28 Feb 2019 Read more

Beautiful News South Africa celebrates a second yearPositive news platform creates 878 million opportunities for South Africans to inspire hope 21 Dec 2018 Read more

Top international award for founder of Beautiful NewsAustralian-born photographer and founder of Beautiful News and Ginkgo Agency Adrian Steirn has been selected as the recipient of the Conservation Award from Les Jeunes du Monde Unis Awards, a global accolade recognising outstanding contributions in the fields of humanitarianism and ecology. 16 Nov 2018 Read more

Together, South Africans are beating breast cancerBeautiful News shared the stories of people who have been diagnosed with, and are affected by breast cancer, this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each of their journeys highlighted the importance of early detection, and showed that support is available every step of the way. 22 Oct 2018 Read more

Beautiful News inspires throughout Women's MonthDigital platform continues to uplift and empower the women of South Africa. BEAUTIFUL NEWS, the positive news content platform created by Ginkgo Agency and made possible by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, celebrated Women's Month by showcasing a month of phenomenal women. 31 Aug 2018 Read more

Beautiful News South Africa - A Year in ReviewThe evolution of consumer to creators and disseminators of information means that creating connections and forming perceptions requires personal interaction. Rather than imposing communication on them, they expect brands to facilitate authentic connections and real experiences. 4 Jul 2017 Read more

Beautiful News South Africa - what South Africans love!The creators of Beautiful News South Africa, Ginkgo Agency (Ginkgo) and the project sponsor, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa, released over 300 short-films in 12 months at 4.14pm daily, reflecting the untold stories, spirit and community of the South African people in an authentic way. 6 Feb 2017 Read more

Beautiful News launches across South AfricaDigital platform will deliver an inspiring story each day that reflects the goodness of the South African people. The creators of 21 Icons today launch a new platform, Beautiful News, dedicated to delivering inspiring and uplifting stories that celebrate the spirit and community of the South African people. 1 Nov 2016 Read more

Beautiful News demonstrates the power of collaboration and communityThrough stories told in films and photographs, Beautiful News ( shares the selflessness, entrepreneurial courage, and kindness that brings South Africans together. These are stories that are positive, authentic and unique - a reflection of our people's remarkable and enduring nature. 13 Oct 2016 Read more