People & Culture

People & Culture

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

 

Golf courses in South Africa

Golf courses in South Africa

For the golf enthusiast, South Africa is a wonderful destination - and that's an understatement. The country boasts an ideal climate for spending time out on the fairways under the bright African sun, and golfers here are blessed for choice.

Gary Kirsten: 100s against everyone

When Gary Kirsten did well, South Africa did well. Over the course of an 11-year career the nuggety left hander from Cape Town became the rock upon which the South African team built its batting. And when he was finished he owned most of the important South African batting records.

Horse racing in South Africa

Horse racing is a popular sport in SA, with regular racing taking place around the country. The sport enjoys a long and rich history in South Africa that can be traced back to 1797!
Bobby Locke: SA's first golf great

Bobby Locke: SA’s first golf great

Before Retief Goosen, before Ernie Els and before Gary Player there was another South African golfer who started the tradition of excellence among players of the southernmost country in Africa: Bobby Locke.

South Africa’s footnote in NFL history

It's well known that South Africa has produced some of the all-time greats of golf, cricket and rugby. Less well known is the fact that a man destined for American football's Hall of Fame, the scorer of the most points in the history of the NFL, was born in Parys and raised in Durban, South Africa.
Gary Teichmann: a classy captain

Gary Teichmann: a classy captain

Natal Sharks' eighthman Gary Teichmann played 42 tests for the Springboks, leading the national team on 36 occasions and establishing a reputation as a hard-working, committed, courageous and fair player throughout the rugby world.
'Baby Jake': small boxer

‘Baby Jake’: small boxer, big heart

He was the shortest ever boxing world champion, and the only South African to win four world titles. But it was "Baby Jake" Matlala's heart that captured the imagination of the South African public.

Allan Donald: White Lightning

The first Protea to capture 300 test wickets, Allan Donald was for some time the most successful Test bowler in South African cricketing history, and ranks among the best in the history of the game.
South African products available overseas

Buy South African goods abroad

Missing your potjiekos? Forgotten the recipe for bobotie? Want to know where you can buy real biltong - or make your own? Here's a directory of links to help you recapture the taste of home.
Services for South Africans abroad

Services for South Africans abroad

Find or list a South African business abroad, get a job, phone home for less, track down long-lost friends, sort out your immigration paperwork, swap holiday accommodation ... here's some specialist services for South Africans living abroad.

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