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South Africa’s national anthem

It's one tune that Jacob Zuma, Helen Zille, Hashim Amla, Jean de Villiers, and Julius Malema all know the words to. It pulls together two anthems, five languages - and more than 49-million people. South Africans, take ownership of your song!
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Mapungubwe: South Africa’s lost city of gold

A thousand years ago, Mapungubwe was the centre of the largest kingdom in southern Africa, with a thriving trade in gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. Discovered in 1932 but kept under wraps by the apartheid government, Mapungubwe is one of SA's eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Route 62: five stops on the world's best road trip

South Africa’s Route 62 is world’s best road trip

The scenic Route 62, between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, has been named by CNN Travel as the world's best road trip destination. Here are...
Thandi Klaasen, rest in peace, South African jazz singer, dead, Sophiatown, King Kong

Remembering Thandi Klaasen, South African singer 1931-2017

Legendary South African jazz singer Thandi Klaasen died on 15 January 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. The news was announced by...

The Free State, South Africa’s heartland

Lying in the heart of South Africa, the Free State's rolling farmlands make it the breadbasket of South Africa. It is a province with...

September Jive to celebrate South African music heritage

31 August 2016The September Jive art exhibition and music seminar series will celebrate Heritage Month with a tribute to the musical heritage of South Africa....

Gallery: Lindfield Victorian House Museum

The Lindfield Victorian House Museum is a time capsule of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, in the heart of leafy Johannesburg. It has received...

June 16 1976: The day youth changed South Africa’s history

Compiled by Mary AlexanderIt took a single day for young South Africans to change the course of South Africa's history, setting us on the...

Fast facts: Africa from A to Z

Think you know Africa? Think again. Our continent of 54 countries holds a fascinating range of histories, languages, amazing people, and diverse and complex cultures. From Algeria to Zimbabwe, here's a snapshot of each country on a continent South Africa should know more about.

The Griqua Town R5 coin celebrates the history of South African coinage

The Griqua Town R5 coin celebrates the history of South African coinage

The Reserve Bank has issued a commemorative R5 coin into general circulation that celebrates Griekwastad, in Northern Cape. The town was an important stopover on the trade route into the interior. The issue also commemorates the history of coinage in South Africa.

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