The Castle of Good Hope Legacy Project takes early South African history directly to schools

Castle of Good Hope celebrates South Africa’s diverse heritage

During Heritage Month, Cape Town's Castle of Good Hope launched a legacy project that highlights 350 years of South African history, from colonial and...
Queen Mathebula is South Africa's 2017 boerewors champion.

Meet South Africa’s Queen of Boerewors

Limpopo butchery manager Queen Mathebula is the winner of the 2017 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition, the annual heritage event dedicated to finding the...

Press release: Brand South Africa launches #InspiredByMyConstitution campaign

Inspired by the idea that all South African youth must know about the Constitution and what it means for them - Brand South Africa...

Why does South Africa celebrate Heritage Day?

Heritage Day – 24 September – is one of South Africa's newer public holidays, declared after the republic became a democracy in 1994. The...

What’s in a South African name? From Krotoa to Van der Stel

Despite generations of official efforts to keep South Africans apart, racial mingling goes back to the very first years when white and black met at the Cape of Good Hope.
South African literature

South African literature

An overview of the main currents in South African literature, from Olive Schreiner's depiction of life on isolated Karoo farms to more recent work...
A typical Africanis, with a long snout, an elegant medium-sized build, short coat, pointed ears and upturned tail, in KwaZulu-Natal. (Image: Johan Gallant, © Africanis Society

Africanis – the dog of Africa

They were once dismissed as street dogs and mongrels. But as a breed they are intelligent, hardy, athletic, loyal – and ancient. They are...
Four students from St John's Preparatory School are global book quiz champions

South African school wins top prize at world book quiz

Four students from St John's Preparatory School in Johannesburg have won first place at the World Literary Competition, an international youth event that promotes...
Huis Kombuis cookbook

Food and culture celebrated in District Six cookbook

District Six Huis Kombuis Food and Memory is a cookbook that combines peoples' stories with food, a binding force in the community.Compiled by...
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South African English is lekker!

South Africans speak English, that doesn't mean you'll always understand us. Our robots are nothing like R2D2, just now doesn't mean immediately, and babbelas is not a shampoo. Tune in with our quick dictionary of SA idiom. It's lekker, bru!

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