Posts – Culture & History

Walala Wasala, so get to The State Theatre!

  • 24 November 2015

Walala Wasala, meaning “You snooze, you loose”, is exactly what will happen if you don’t book tickets to the State Theatre to see some of their great shows this festive season.


Fascinating Franschhoek

  • 09 November 2015

Franschhoek is considered one of the most beautiful small towns in South Africa. Take a leisurely stroll through the quaint town to shop, browse and eat at some of the country’s finest restaurants. From lovers of fine wine, food gurus to outdoor enthusiasts, Franschhoek has something for everyone.


5 of the spookiest places in SA

  • 30 October 2015

Are you a fan of all things creepy and peculiar? Well, South Africa has its very own weird and wonderful spooky destinations you can explore, not just at Halloween, but all year round, if you dare…


A “monumental” gem in the heart of the Karoo

  • 28 October 2015

Founded in 1786, Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, home to over 220 National monuments and the absolute heart of the Great Karoo.


7 sides of Bloemfontein

  • 22 October 2015

Bloemfontein is probably best known as the judicial capital of South Africa, housing the Supreme Court of Appeal. But there is more to this historic city than the courts. Here are seven things to do in the “city of roses” you might not have known about.


Homo Naledi returns to Wits for further research

  • 21 October 2015

The best of South African artists come out to The Cradle of Humankind to bid farewell to latest fossil find.


'The blanket is life'

  • 30 September 2015 by Carina van Wyk

Aranda Textile Mills, a huge blanket-manufacturer in Randfontein on Johannesburg’s West Rand, wants to turn traditional Basotho blankets into a fashion item around the world.


Historical Bloemfontein

  • 28 September 2015 by Camilla Kohlmeyer

Bloemfontein, the heartland city and judicial capital of South Africa, has a rich history. It is located in the agriculturally focused Free State province and is also known as the City of Roses because of the abundance of these flowers in the city.


Discover the historical treasure trove that is Dundee

The KwaZulu-Natal town of Dundee boasts a rich history that has its roots in coal mining and military conflict.


Walk in the footsteps of South Africa’s earliest gold miners

Imagine being able to time-travel back more than 100 years to the heady days of South Africa’s gold rush. Well it’s possible – without the help of a time machine or the need to dematerialise – when you visit Gauteng’s Kromdraai Gold Mine.