People & Culture

People & Culture

South Africa is a culturally diverse country, one nation made up of many peoples.

 

Choc spreads cancer awareness

The Childhood Cancer Foundation and its celebrity ambassadors went to the streets to raise awareness of childhood cancer and other life-threatening blood diseases.Thabiso SekhulaThe...
Patrick Mwalua, Kenya, Tsavo West National Park, conservation, water trucks, drought

Saving Kenyan wildlife from drought, one truck at a time

Patrick Mwalua drives a truck hundreds of kilometres four times a week to deliver much needed water supplies to animals in Kenya's drought-stricken Tsavo...

VIDEO: Budget 2017- word on the street

The Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan will deliver his budget speech in parliament on 22 February 2017.The Minister’s speech will address the social and...

A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a city like no other

The spell-binding new novel by South African playwright and author Harry Kalmer, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, describes Africa’s greatest city as a living, breathing...
Pamela Power

Pamela Power: What I learned from working on South African soapie, Muvhango

Writing for the local TV soapie, Muvhango, has exposed Pamela Power to South Africa’s rich culture. It has also shown her that we are...
SS Mendi

South African historical novel commemorates SS Mendi centenary

South African writer Fred Khumalo uses the historical context of the sinking of the SS Mendi as background for his latest novel, Dancing the...

Five globally important archaeological sites in Africa

From Great Zimbabwe to Nubian pyramids along the Nile River, Africa, as the Cradle of Humankind, holds many of the world's greatest archaeological treasures....
saving money

Safer community saving with locally designed stokvel app

Yethu is a new locally developed app that helps make community stokvel saving safer and easier.Brand South Africa reporterYethu, a new mobile app designed...
yamama gemmer ginger beer

Ginger beer-making entrepreneurs share some marketing secrets

Mosibudi Makgato and Rosemary Padi, founders of YaMama Gemmer, plan to distribute their traditional ginger beer internationally. They created the ginger beer of YaMama Gemmer...
Zola Nene Simply Delicious

South African chefs stand tall at Oscars of food industry

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards takes place in May this year. With 10 South African books shortlisted, the country has a strong chance to...

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