Posts – Culture & History

Popular pics on Instagram this week: fun photography

  • 27 February 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top images shared on our account in the past week ...


5 South African spots you've seen on the big screen

  • 25 February 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

With its sweeping, panoramic views of mountains, coastlines and grasslands, its bustling cities and its unique citizens, it’s clear that South Africa was made for the big screen – and in recent years, it seems, the international film industry agrees.


A glimpse back in time on the Barberton Geotrail

  • 23 February 2015 by Stuart Dickinson

A drive along the Barberton Geotrail and Genesis Route, also known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt, offers a glimpse back in time, where you’ll be able to see the beautifully preserved geological features of ancient earth.


The colourful history of Durban's fresh produce market

  • 19 February 2015 by Christine Marot

Vegetables were grown on land rented or bought in the vicinity of the market. In his book, A ‘Public Health Nuisance’: The Victoria Street Early Morning Squatters’ Market, 1910-1934, Goolam Vahed estimates that there were approximately 2 000 market gardeners in and around Durban by 1885


Welcome to St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal

  • 04 February 2015 by Christine Marot

Tucked between the Indian Ocean and Lake St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal is a wildlife and bird-lovers’ paradise centred on the largest estuarine system on the African continent – welcome to St Lucia.


The Durban Natural Science Museum – fascinating, fun and free

  • 03 February 2015 by Christine Marot

Where can you find a life-sized dinosaur replica, a dodo skeleton and a mummy, all in one place? Head off to the heart of Durban and look out for the distinctive City Hall, home to the fascinating Durban Natural Science Museum.


The Cradle of Humankind: Does the past have a future?

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the Cradle of Humankind – rolling hills and plains about an hour north-west of Johannesburg – is made up of 15 important fossil sites of which the possibly 20-million-year-old Sterkfontein Caves are the most renowned.


The Garden of Eden – Ardmore Ceramics, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Today 60 Zulu artists create unique works of art in workshops at Ardmore Ceramics on a lovely farm by a tumbling river in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.


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.


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.