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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.

Bulelwa Basse nominated for cultural award

Bulelwa---thumbPoet and activist Bulelwa Basse has been nominated in the Western Cape Cultural Awards 2016. Not only content to work in the arts and cultural field to build an inclusive South Africa, Basse also empower people through financial literacy.

South Africa celebrates Reconciliation Month

South Africa celebrates Reconciliation Month

Reconciliation Month takes place throughout December. It is a time for South Africans to unite, says the Department of Arts and Culture. The overarching theme is "Bridging the divide: building a common South African nationhood towards a national developmental state".

From page to canvas: Broken Monsters charity art show

South African author Lauren Beukes is helping to promote a culture of reading in South Africa. The proceeds from her latest charity art show are going to the children's literary organisation, Book Dash. Pages from her book, Broken Monsters, were turned into creative designs and sold for R1 500 each.

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