Every country we'd go to, I could see the reactions of the other competitors and coaches -- they knew they were seeing something special. His excellence in surfing, coming from such a small body and a young mind, was the difference between him and the others. He always had a great attitude and made friends everywhere we went.

This is just part of the growth. From what I heard at the meeting, it's going to be a positive.

Another reason for starting at Constitution Hill is because of the impending same-sex marriage case being heard at the court and because of its link to the South African constitution, the first in the world to enshrine the right to sexual orientation in its Bill of Rights.

It's our belief that bringing the pride back to the inner city and linking key historical, political and cultural places will elevate the pride to greater heights.

I am amazed to live in such a beautiful country. It is beyond my wildest imagination that it happened so quickly.

Used to, we were the best-kept secret. We aren't a secret anymore.

The HIV epidemic is a global catastrophe, ... It is compounded by tremendous inequalities in care that must be dealt with now, not only for moral and ethical reasons, but also because of political, social and economic imperatives.

It's important that students don't keep paying the price for this for years to come. If we can help keep them on track in their education, then this will be a one-semester displacement for them.