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The Purple Shall Govern

Mary Sibande’s exhibition, The Purple Shall Govern, is on at the Standard Bank Gallery until 7 June. In this interview, Sibande gives insight into her alter ego, ‘Sophie’, through which she explores issues of identity, rebirth and belonging.

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Worldwide Instameet takes place in South Africa

  • 20 May 2014 by Stuart Buchanan

Here is a selection of pictures from Saturday’s Worldwide Instameet walks around South Africa.

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South Africans – the 'friendliest people in the world'

When it comes to welcoming visitors, South Africans are super-friendly. This is the word from Helena Egan, and she should know. She works for travel website TripAdvisor and has travelled all over the world.

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Good times and fine wines at the Winter Sculpture Fair

The Winter Sculpture Fair, organised by Artlogic, took place at the Nirox Sculpture Park in Gauteng on 10 and 11 May 2014.

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Sand, sunsets and saying 'I do' – beach weddings in South Africa

  • 13 May 2014 by Christine Marot

While beach-wedding pioneers were typically barefoot, white cotton-clad couples tying the knot at their favourite surf spot, contemporary beach weddings are more sophisticated, with crystal, silver, white linen and all the trimmings one might expect of a top-class hotel – on the beach.

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Creativity and renewal at AfrikaBurn

  • 01 May 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

The annual AfrikaBurn festival takes place at Stonehenge Farm near Tankwa Karoo National Park in the Tankwa Karoo. It always produces some incredible expressions of creativity.

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Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town held at V&A Waterfront

  • 29 April 2014 by Stuart Buchanan

On Sunday 27 April 2014, visitors to Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront swapped their shopping bags for sports kitbags in preparation for the very first Discovery World Triathlon to be held in the Mother City.

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Two Oceans Marathon 2014 results: Lebenya Nkoka takes the win

The 2014 Two Oceans Marathon was won by Lebenya Nkoka of Lesotho in a time of 03:09:51, followed by Hendrik Ramaala of South Africa and Masilo Matijane, another competitor from Lesotho.

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The Eastern Cape bids final farewell to Nelson Mandela: Pictures

  • 15 December 2013 by Tara Turkington

Nelson Mandela, who was born in Mvezo during World War I and grew up in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, was laid to rest here this afternoon.

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Eastern Cape welcomes Mandela home: Pictures

  • 14 December 2013 by Tara Turkington

It was a day of bright sunshine and a day of dark thunderclouds; it was a day of joy and it was a day of sorrow.

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