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South African English is lekker!

South Africans speak English, that doesn't mean you'll always understand us. Our robots are nothing like R2D2, just now doesn't mean immediately, and babbelas is not a shampoo. Tune in with our quick dictionary of SA idiom. It's lekker, bru!
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Homeless theatre group takes Shakespeare to the streets

A group of homeless people living on the streets of Johannesburg have found their true calling in theatre. With the help of a dedicated...

Brenda Fassie immortalised in comic book

An anthology of comic books featuring notable women from all over the world, Femme Magnifique, has included a South African. The late singer, Brenda...
Languages of South Africa

The languages of South Africa

We're not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones besides. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life - but only the fifth most spoken home language.

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.

Why does South Africa celebrate Heritage Day?

Heritage Day is one of South Africa's newer public holidays, declared after the republic became a democracy in 1994. The day was first observed...
South African flag

South Africa’s national symbols

A country’s symbols – seal, motto, flag, anthem, coat of arms and natural symbols – tell its story and play a crucial role in...

40 South Africans Under 40 Part 1

Forty years ago South African youth influenced the way today's young South Africans wield their own historical impact on the country.In this series of...
South African actor lands roles in two US series

South African actor lands roles in two US series

South African television and film star Neil Sandilands (7de Laan, Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee) will appear in two American television series in 2016, following in the footsteps of other South African Hollywood success stories such as Charlize Theron and Terry Pheto.
South Africa: art and culture versus growth and jobs

South Africa: art and culture versus growth and jobs

There is growing international interest in the potential of South Africa's cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities.

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