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Why does South Africa celebrate Heritage Day?

Heritage Day – 24 September – is one of South Africa's newer public holidays, declared after the republic became a democracy in 1994. The...
Peju Alatise is the 2017 winner of the FNB Art Prize and will exhibit at the Joburg Art Fair in September 2017.

Nigerian artist wins prestigious South African art prize

Peju Alatise is the 2017 winner of the FNB Art Prize. The Nigerian mixed-medium artist explores strong African narratives with a focus on the...
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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...

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. English is the most commonly...

SONA: Showcasing South Africa’s inclusive cultural diversity

Preparations are nearly complete for the most inclusive event in South Africa’s political and parliamentary calendar: the State of the Nation Address to a...
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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...
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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