People & Culture

People & Culture

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

 

Entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana is using spinach to build his business and promote healthy living

Khayelitsha’s “Spinach King” is building a healthy eating empire

Inspiring young entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana started with a good idea and R40. Today he has expanded his small-scale spinach-bread making business into a range...
Ncumisa Jilata, youngest neurosurgeon in Africa, Walter Sisulu University, healthcare, science and technology, Cyril Ramaphosa, Coceka Mfundisi

Dr Ncumisa Jilata: Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon

At the age of 29, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata has become Africa's youngest neurosurgeon following her Fellowship graduation in Durban on 18 May 2017....
Johannesburg Awakening Minds, Dorothy Ann Gould, homeless, Shakespeare, theatre, arts, culture, social development

Homeless theatre group takes Shakespeare to the streets

A group of homeless people living on the streets of Johannesburg have found their true calling in theatre. With the help of a dedicated...
Comrades Marathon

South Africa’s Comrades Marathon

The latest edition of the world's greatest ultra-marathon takes place on Sunday. Catch up on the history - along with some fascinating facts and anecdotes - of a race that's internationally recognised for the body-sapping challenge it poses and the camaraderie it fosters among its thousands of participants.
tebogo ditshego book celebration thapelo mokoena

Ditshego: ‘Replace a beer bottle with a book’

The importance of reading and the impact literacy have on society were highlighted at the World Book Celebration in Johannesburg this week.Melissa Javan Tebogo Ditshego,...

South African male choirs take winning compositions to South America

South African composers Xander Kritzinger and Andrew-John Bethke will travel to South America with two male choirs to share their uniquely South African blend...
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first African director-general of the World Health Organization

Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).CD AndersonDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Brenda Fassie immortalised in comic book

An anthology of comic books featuring notable women from all over the world, Femme Magnifique, has included a South African. The late singer, Brenda...
Five songs about Africa for Africa Day

Africa Day: Get your funk on with five great musical tributes to the continent

From Sly to Fela, reggae to hip-hop, the world is indebted to the rich musical and cultural history of Africa. Here are five examples...
africa month, africa day, film, television, arts and culture, David Oyelowo, Dayo Okeniyi, Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Kaluuya, Atandwa Kani, Uzo Aduba, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Terry Pheto, Black Panther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Africa Day: The new African kings and queens of Hollywood

Proudly African stars are taking the film and television world by storm, with a new generation of talent gaining prominence in some of Hollywood's...

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