People & Culture

People & Culture

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

 

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South African hearing app grows its reach

Download the hearZA app and test yourself and two friends' hearing via your smartphone. The innovation is from a South African team and is...
Thandi Klaasen, rest in peace, South African jazz singer, dead, Sophiatown, King Kong

Thandi Klaasen 1931-2017

Legendary South African jazz singer Thandi Klaasen died on 15 January 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. The news was announced by...
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South African matric is accepted at Harvard University

A 2016 matric learner from Durban’s Westville Boys’ High School who earned seven distinctions in his final exams last year has been accepted to...

South African biker in Dakar challenge

South African motorbike racer Joey Evans is currently competing in the gruelling Dakar Rally across South America. While being in the race, running from...

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.

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

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. English is the most commonly...

Mandela: a life in books

There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man.

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South Africa’s Beerhouse has 99 bottles of beer

The founder-owner of the South African restaurant, Beerhouse, aims to have 20 outlets across the country by 2020. The third venue, in Pretoria, opened...
Suzelle DIY

Suzelle DIY makes recycling easy

It is so easy to get into a recycling culture. South Africa's DIY queen, Suzelle, gives easy tips to sort out waste and to...

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