Posts – Culture & History

Art deco is alive and well in Durban – a photo essay

  • 28 January 2015 by Christine Marot

More than 20 buildings in Durban are considered significant examples of art deco architecture, while many lesser-known examples are dotted around older residential areas.

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Artillery heritage of the Cape

  • 22 January 2015 by Willem Steenkamp

From sieges to coastal defence, maritime engagements to face-to-face battlefield action, artillery has often meant the difference between victory and defeat. Much of South Africa’s artillery heritage is centred on Cape Town, for one reason: globalisation.

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The ancient chambers of the Sudwala Caves

  • 20 January 2015 by Sarah Came

The history of the Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga goes back approximately 240-million years to their formation. This makes the caves older than Africa itself – the Sudwala Caves formed when what is now Africa was still part of the supercontinent Gondwana.

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Cape Town’s Minstrel Carnival – a colourful event

  • 17 January 2015 by Lynnette Johns

One of the youngest minstrels showing off her troupe’s colours

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University towns in South Africa

With the start of the academic year around the corner in February, here’s a round-up of some of South Africa’s most popular university towns.

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Geology off the beaten track – exploring South Africa’s hidden treasures

If you’re at all interested in understanding and interpreting some of the rocks, mountains, soils and dunes that you might spot on a road journey through South Africa, there’s a fascinating book that will give you the know-how.

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Colourful South Africa

Join our Love South Africa Flickr group to participate in a celebration of all the wonderful things you can do and see in this colourful country.

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Ficksburg: Cherry capital of the world

  • 14 January 2015 by Christine Marot

Ficksburg is the country’s largest cherry-producing region, a fact proudly celebrated during the town’s annual Cherry Festival.

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While away some time in Williston

  • 13 January 2015 by Cassidy Parker

Blink and you might miss it, but if you keep your eyes open you are sure to be enchanted by the little Northern Cape gem of Williston.

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Amazing photos from South Africa

  • 12 January 2015 by Matthew Karsten

Travelling to South Africa really surprised me. I knew it would be special, but wasn’t prepared for how much. These are my favourite South Africa photos.

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