South Africa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Robert Sobukwe

Robert Sobukwe: ‘There is only one race. The human race.’

As South Africa marks Human Rights month, we pay tribute to one of South Africa's greatest but sometimes forgotten heroes of the struggle for freedom.

A wild beard and fierce convictions

Many voices brought down apartheid, and writer Cornelius Thomas is determined the less-famous activists will also be remembered for their participation in the struggle. 
Cultural group writes own history

Ahmed Kathrada

Remembering ‘Uncle Kathy’: Ahmed Kathrada 1929-2017

Former Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada died today, following a long illness. He was 87. After 1994, Kathrada served as a...

South Africans championing human rights

Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.

SS Mendi

South African historical novel commemorates SS Mendi centenary

South African writer Fred Khumalo uses the historical context of the sinking of the SS Mendi as background for his latest novel, Dancing the...

Five globally important archaeological sites in Africa

From Great Zimbabwe to Nubian pyramids along the Nile River, Africa, as the Cradle of Humankind, holds many of the world's greatest archaeological treasures....
'I am Constitution' campaign road trip through South Africa

‘I am Constitution’ campaign road trip through South Africa

Over 16 days a group of travellers journeying through South Africa will highlight the importance of our Constitution and how it impacts the lives of South Africans.
Joburg's Rissik Street Post Office revamp

Joburg’s Rissik Street Post Office revamp

One of Johannesburg's most recognised historic buildings, the old post office in Rissik Street, is being refurbished, the city has announced. It was built in 1897 and was declared a national monument in 1978. In November 2009, it was wrecked by a fire.
Joburg honours struggle icons

Joburg honours struggle icons

The city of Joburg honoured two of its greatest residents, giving them the Freedom of the City. George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni received the honour for their role in contributing to South Africa's freedom - "one a defender and the other a member of the defending legal team".

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