People & Culture

People & Culture

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

 

bianca zoonekynd tumbling gymnast

Port Elizabeth’s tumbling gymnast is ready for The World Games

Gymnast Bianca Zoonekynd grew up in her mother's gym in Port Elizabeth. She is now preparing — under the tutelage of her mother, Mandy...

New Stats SA research shows we are slowly becoming healthier

For the first time since 1998, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has conducted an exhaustive study of South Africa’s demographics. The first report, covering...
Game For Humanity, Mark Buhrer, card game, community, positive contribution, social entrepreneurship

New card game encourages South Africans to become positive forces in communities

The creator of a new local card game – Game for Humanity –  that encourages kind deeds and community sharing, is aiming to inspire...
Lehlogonolo “Nolo” Msuma

Young South African in the US for science programme

Lehlogonolo Msuma is representing South Africa at the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme in the US...
film, Khabonina Qubeka, Dora's Peace, award, health, fitness, Boston International Film Festival, Kosta Kalarytis, Helen Kuun, Dumi Gumbi

Khabonina: South Africa’s award-winning leading lady

South African television star, fitness expert, and social media queen Khabonina Qubeka adds another feather to her multi-talented cap. She has won an international...
Public Protector House

South Africa’s Public Protector: frequently asked questions

As Public Protector Thuli Madonsela prepares to release a final report on an investigation into allegations of maladministration in relation to President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, we answer some frequently asked questions about the office of the Public Protector.

Languages of South Africa

The languages of South Africa

We're not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones besides. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life - but only the fifth most spoken home language.

Homo Naledi is younger than we first thought

The Rising Star cave system continues to reveal more about life 250 000 years ago.Sulaiman PhilipIn September 2015, when paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger and his...
Rodrigue Katembo, Virunga National Park, Goldman Environmental Prize,

Global conservation award for DRC park ranger and environmentalist

Rodrigue Katembo, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work as a...

South Africa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

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