OR Tambo statue Johannesburg airport

OR Tambo statue unveiled at Joburg airport

The statue of late ANC president Oliver Tambo unveiled at OR Tambo International Airport shows his return to South Africa after 30 years in...

The oratory of Oliver Tambo: Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Oliver Tambo

Ramatlhodi was the ANC president’s speechwriter. He recalls a sharp dresser who was meticulous in his attention to detail and unwaveringly dedicated to liberation.Amukelani...
Arch for the Arch, Desmond Tutu, St George's Cathedral, Cape Town

The Arch for The Arch: the story behind a tribute to Archbishop Tutu

To celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's 86th birthday, a new public space installation was unveiled in Cape Town on 7 October 2017. The Arch...

Quotable OR Tambo

Born in 1917, OR Tambo would have been 100 years old this year. He is remembered as a selfless and accessible leader, as a man...
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...
South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu explores the country's heritage through food in her new cookery book

Cookbook celebrates South Africa’s culinary heritage

South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu is taking local cuisine to the world with the release of her new cookbook, Through the Eyes of an...

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.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: South Africa’s coastal jewel

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa's coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems - swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands - supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.

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