An overview of the history of South African art

South Africa is home to some of the world's most ancient and beautiful art - the rock paintings of the San. It's also the scene of a host of diverse and challenging contemporary artists producing important new work.

Brand South African partners with Mandela Trilogy in Dubai

A musical based on the early life and revolutionary awakening of Nelson Mandela, The Mandela Trilogy, was performed at the Dubai Opera House in...

South Africa’s youth shine at Children’s Monologues charity benefit

The Children's Monologues is a spoken-word performance piece of soliloquies and testimonies of South African children about their country, performed by some of the...
An infographic on the importance of OR Tambo in the transition from apartheid to democracy

Infographic: the life and work of Oliver Tambo

On 27 October South Africa commemorates what would have been the 100th birthday of Oliver Tambo, one of the country's most important revolutionary leaders....
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...

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