Posts – Culture & History

Celebrating Madiba’s life with song and dance (and plenty of #MadibaMagic)

Ordinary South Africans celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela through song and dance.


#MadibaMagic: Nelson Mandela in pictures

  • 06 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Nelson Rohilhlahla Mandela, fondly known as ‘Madiba’ and often ‘Tata’, is known for his compassion and his key role in South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy. Here is a selection of images of this great and iconic son of South Africa.


Charismatic Clarens

  • 28 November 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Visit Clarens in the Free State for a wonderful time away, stunning vistas, a touch of history and much, much more.


Johannesburg's Museum of African Design (MOAD)

Johannesburg’s new Museum of African Design (MOAD) in the trendy Maboneng Precinct in downtown Johannesburg was opened by Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile on Thursday 24 October 2013.


Sensational Soweto

  • 24 October 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Soweto is wonderful and vibrant – from famous streets and monuments to lovely architecture, big malls and fantastic people, it is a sensational place that offers many exciting activities.


Stunning street art in South Africa

  • 10 October 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Some argue that graffiti (or tagging) and street art are one and the same, while others suggest that the former is not an art form while the latter is often a witty reflection on the state of the nation that brightens up urban environments.


Hidden Cape Town

Hidden Cape Town by Paul Duncan and Alain Proust is a beautiful book about Cape Town’s incredible buildings.


Powerful Pretoria

  • 02 October 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds and Andrea Weiss

Pretoria is the executive capital of South Africa and the Union Buildings, designed by architect Sir Herbert Baker, are the seat of government.


Ancestral food in a modern era?

Ancestral eating – can we indeed go back to our roots?


The Midlands Meander and Granny Mouse

It’s called the Midlands Meander, and I was doing just that a couple of weeks ago – meandering through the valleys and hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where quaint villages lie cheek by jowl with historic battle sites.