Posts – Culture & History

United Nations awards the first Nelson Mandela Prize

  • 24 June 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

The first United Nations Nelson Mandela Prize has been jointly awarded to Namibian ophthalmologist Helena Ndume and Portugal’s former president, Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio.

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Durban – a photo essay

Clear skies, mild temperatures and windless days make Durban an all-year-round winner

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5 places to visit on Youth Day

  • 16 June 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

South Africans mark the contribution that young people have made to democracy today. Here are five places where young and old travellers can go to ponder this legacy.

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Cape Town's Greenmarket Square – an authentic piece of Africa

  • 15 June 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Greenmarket Square in Cape Town has a rich history – it was a slave market, a base to patrol from and, at its lowest point, a parking lot. Today it is a popular market where tourists can haggle over the price of souvenirs.

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Cape Malay cooking – in a class of its own

  • 10 June 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Fragrant spices, buttery flatbreads and koeksisters are staples in Cape Malay cooking.

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24 hours in Cape Town

If you’ve only got 24 hours or so to spend in Cape Town, there’s still a lot you can do ...

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24 hours in Bloemfontein

  • 27 May 2015 by Sarah Came

A popular stopover point between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Bloemfontein – translated as “fountain of flowers” – is far more than just a place to rest your head.

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24 hours in Durban

South Africa’s third largest city has so much to offer apart from its beautiful beaches and warm weather: history, culture, cuisine, shopping, sport, natural beauty, architecture. How much can you pack into a day?

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Instagram in Johannesburg: use City Sightseeing to unlock opportunities

For just R150, you can buy a City Sightseeing Joburg bus ticket online, and use this to unlock many photographic gems.

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24 hours in Kimberley

  • 23 May 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

If you only have 24 hours to spend in the Northern Cape’s capital city here are some of the things you cannot miss.

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