People & Culture

People & Culture

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

 

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.
South African rugby in 2002

South African rugby in 2002

The enduring memory of the 2002 season will be one of incredulity, confusion, anger and disbelief after the Springboks were torn apart in three successive Tests on their end of year European tour, losing by record margins to France, Scotland and England. It was a disheartening showing after performances earlier in the year had hinted at a revival of Bok fortunes.
SA's world leading cycle events

SA’s world leading cycle events

South African cycling is booming, if the growth in participants and sponsors is anything to go by. And with the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour and the Pick 'n Pay 94.7 Cycle Challenge, SA is showing the world the way in massed events.
Pan South African Language Board

Pan South African Language Board

The Pan South African Language Board promotes multilingualism in South Africa by fostering the development of all 11 official languages, while encouraging the use of the many other languages spoken in the country.
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.

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