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...
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...

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!
Five songs about Africa for Africa Day

Africa Day: Get your funk on with five great musical tributes to the continent

From Sly to Fela, reggae to hip-hop, the world is indebted to the rich musical and cultural history of Africa. Here are five examples...
africa month, africa day, film, television, arts and culture, David Oyelowo, Dayo Okeniyi, Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Kaluuya, Atandwa Kani, Uzo Aduba, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Terry Pheto, Black Panther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Africa Day: The new African kings and queens of Hollywood

Proudly African stars are taking the film and television world by storm, with a new generation of talent gaining prominence in some of Hollywood's...
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...

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