Posts – Culture & History

Building blocks: A brief look at South African architecture

  • 05 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker

A brief look at South Africa’s architectural story over the past 350 years.

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Dali Tambo talks heritage

  • 02 November 2014 by Kolosa Vuso (word and pictures)

Dali Tambo is the son of the late influential and respected struggle stalwarts, Oliver and Adelaide Tambo. Here he speaks about heritage, and what it means to him.

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The Shadow Boxer

  • 01 November 2014 by mzansigirl

There are various artistic representations of Joburg’s greatest son, Nelson Mandela, throughout Johannesburg – from the regal Nelson Mandela Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the CBD, to the gigantic bronze sculpture in Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square that tourists line up to take pics in front of.

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The value of a thorn tree in North West province

  • 29 October 2014 by Roela Hattingh

You can experience the North West province from the air (hot-air ballooning, helicopter rides, zip lines, cable cars); from the seat of you car (tarred roads, dirt roads); by foot (walking trails, wandering in the veld); or from the vantage point of sitting or lying down under a thorn tree. Best plan: get to the North West and find a tree that speaks to you. ASAP.

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Joburg’s streets: A canvas reflecting South Africa's culture and history

  • 25 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Johannesburg offers a feast for visitors’ eyes. Here are some pieces of street art and statues that should definitely feature in your holiday snaps of the city ...

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Giant Flag project hailed as a ‘game changer’

  • 24 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Plans are afoot to create a massive South African flag out of desert plants and solar panels in the Karoo. The Giant Flag project was launched in Graaff-Reinet on Thursday.

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Walk in Gandhi's South African footsteps

  • 17 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

South African Tourism has launched a new initiative to highlight Mahatma Gandhi-inspired tourism attractions across the country. The passive resistance icon spent what’s been described as his ‘transformative years’ in the country.

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#TravelChatSA: South Africa in ‘a thousand words’

  • 16 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The scenic beauty of South Africa was showcased to great effect on Twitter in the latest #TravelChatSA. Travellers from across the country shared their best travel snaps in the one-hour gathering on the social networking site.

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Farm stalls of South Africa on #TravelChatSA

Farm stalls were the subject of this week’s #TravelChatSA - those places you pull over at to take a break, have a meal and stock up on delicious local treats.

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Popular pics on Instagram: The Garden Route and Heritage Day

  • 02 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top instagrams from the past week ...

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