People & Culture

People & Culture

South Africa is a culturally diverse country, one nation made up of many peoples.

 

Country of My Skull - the movie

Country of My Skull – the movie

Samuel L Jackson and Juliette Binoche are in Cape Town for filming of a $15-million screen adaptation of Antjie Krog's multiple award-winning Country of My Skull, a heart-rending account of South Africa's unique attempt to put its past to rest at the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

SA-born playwright wins an Oscar

Cape Town-born playwright Ronald Harwood, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of the Holocaust movie The Pianist, may be a long way from home, but he credits South Africa for his success in the film industry.

New breed of top black chefs

How many black chefs are there in South Africa? Not enough, says James Parker, from the Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Education and Training Authority, a skills development body. But the cream of the crop are rising to the top.

Andre Brink wins top writers’ prize

Prominent South African novelist Andre Brink has won the African regional leg of the Commonwealth Writers Best Book Award for The Other Side of Silence, published last year. Brink, who has authored a number of award-winning novels over the past three decades, joins an impressive list of past South African winners.
Splashy Fen music fun

Splashy Fen music fun

It’s Splashy Fen time again and lovers of local music, fun-seekers, ravers and hippies are gearing up for five days of revelry in KwaZulu-Natal's spectacular Drakensberg mountains this weekend.
Reuniting South African friends

Reuniting South African friends

Want to reconnect with old school, varsity or college friends - but don't know where on Earth they've gone? Help is at hand.
Player: SA's sportsman of the century

South African sports trivia

Who was the first black South African to play professional football in Europe? Who kicked the most drop-goals ever in a rugby test match? Which sportsman can claim to have suffered the most jet-lag? Take a quick spin through our assortment of South African sports trivia.
SA’s diva divine in

SA’s diva divine in

South Africa’s first Zulu opera, Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu, is history as spectacle, from a stage crowded with a chorus costumed in artist Andrew Verster’s bizarre versions of traditional gowns, skins and ostrich feathers, to the most authentic and exciting Zulu dancing seen outside the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
SA's top performing sports in 2002

SA’s top performing sports in 2002

South African sportsmen and sportswomen turned in some notable performances during 2002. In a number of sports the achievements were especially good, and here we acknowledge those sports that brought honour to the country and to the individuals that shone.
South African cricket in 2002

South African cricket in 2002

With the 2003 Cricket World Cup fast approaching, it’s time to take a look back on South African cricket in 2002. Apart from a solid hiding from Australia at the beginning of the year, there were some strong performances from the national team, while there was excitement in the domestic ranks as the four-day Supersport Series produced a first-time champion, Easterns.

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