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.

Frik du Preez: ultimate Springbok

When South African rugby fans named Frik du Preez the country's rugby player of the twentieth century, it was a vote not only for his prodigious performances on the field, but also for his charisma and influence on those around him.

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!

Jody Scheckter: Ferrari favourite

After 21 years without success, Ferrari finally crowned a Formula One world champion in 2000 when Michael Schumacher won the prestigious title. Ironically, it was thanks to this lack of success that the previous Ferrari champion first became known to the new generation of racing fans. He was South Africa's Jody Scheckter.
Ernie Els: The Big Easy

Ernie Els: The Big Easy

South Africa has consistently produced good golfers, and Ernie Els ranks among the best of them, one of seven South Africans to have won a major championship. "The Big Easy" is a four-time major winner, having captured the US Open and the oldest title of them all, The Open Championship, twice each.
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.
'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.
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.

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 communities abroad

Feeling a bit out of it? Want to connect with some people who know where you're coming from? Get some community away from home? Check out our directory of websites, clubs, societies, newsletters and e-magazines for South Africans living abroad.

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