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.
Guy Fieri, Menlyn Maine, restaurant, food

TV foodie Guy Fieri opens restaurant in South Africa

American chef and celebrity television food personality Guy Fieri is bringing his take on guilty culinary pleasures to South Africa, with the April opening...

Press release: Brand South Africa saddened at passing of actor Joe Mafela

Johannesburg, Wednesday 22 March 2017 – “Joe Mafela will always be remembered as a legendary actor, songwriter, and producer who made momentous contributions to...
Human Rights NGOs

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.
Miriam Tlali

Miriam Tlali: 1933 to 2017

The late Miriam Tlali was the first black woman to publish a novel in South Africa. She died on 24 February 2017. Tlali was...
Less Good Idea

Kentridge’s Less Good Idea to inspire innovative South African art

South African artist William Kentridge launches his Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg during March 2017, a multidisciplinary showcase of unconventional art...

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....
Coloured Mentality

Viral video series explores coloured identity and plight of indigenous people

A new online series by two Cape Town filmmakers is tackling the complexities of the modern coloured experience and creating awareness of South Africa’s...

Johannesburg gets food trucks for spring

On an idyllic spring day – a clear blue sky and warmer sun rays – Johannesburg’s latest food hub opened in the parking lot...
television, media, DStv, SABC, TopTV, M-Net, culture, sport, channels, streaming services

South Africa’s television channels

South African television is broadcast in all 11 official languages, as well as in German, Hindi, Portugese - and even in sign. Although the country was one of the last in Africa to have a television service, South Africans now have access to a wide spectrum of local and international drama, comedy, sports and news through their televisions.

LATEST

X
X
Skip to toolbar