People & Culture

People & Culture

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

 

Peter Lindenberg: speed sensation

Peter Lindenberg: speed sensation

South African powerboat racing legend Peter Lindenberg has a saying that he lives by: "There are no prizes for second place." In 22 years of powerboat racing he won the South African title on 15 occasions. There is no doubt that he would have won it even more times had he not also campaigned in the Formula One World Series.
All aboard the toy-go-round

All aboard the toy-go-round

Borrow a set of toys for your children, play with them for a whole month, return them in good condition, and then take another set home. You can do this all over again, thanks to toy libraries in several provinces established by the African Self-Help Association
The Boswell Wilkie Circus is back

The Boswell Wilkie Circus is back

If you thought you'd never again experience the magic of the Big Top, the smell of sawdust, the rollicking beat of the music, the tinsel fantasy of the acts - here's a rare chance as the Boswell Wilkie Circus, which retired from the road last year, gives a one-off Proudly South African show.
Department of Human Settlements

Houses for everyone

Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.

Cape Town: gay paradise found

Cape Town has become one of the gay tourist's favoured destinations - for a number of obvious reasons. But the city was not always so welcoming to gay visitors.
SA film honoured at disability fest

SA film honoured at disability fest

"Someone with a disability can be sexy', says 19-year-old Makhotso, star of the South African documentary Wild on Wheels, which was voted one of the top films on offer at an international festival on disability in Russia.
SA's arts & culture winners

SA’s arts & culture winners

A theatre company that mixes disabled and able-bodied dancers; a self-taught arts journalist who writes for a homeless people’s newspaper . these are among the winners of this year’s prestigious Arts and Culture Trust Awards.
Morabaraba? Get on board!

Morabaraba? Get on board!

"I'll take this one and I'll hit you", says 12-year-old Walter. Kagiso shakes his head: "Ag man, that's an old trick. Now you think you can fly anywhere with those cows." Flying cows can mean only one thing - these two youngsters are engaged in the ancient battle of morabaraba, an African board game that traces back over 3 000 years.
Networking the SA diaspora

Networking the SA diaspora

UCT's Graduate School of Business is establishing network of South African professionals working abroad that will pave the way for SA businesses to take advantage of global opportunities.
Get Drumstruck!

Get Drumstruck!

Billed as the world's first interactive drum theatre production, Drumstruck not only gives theatre audiences a taste of African drumming, but makes them part of the show too.

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