• South African heroes of science

    South African heroes of science

    12 October 2013

    South Africa has been a humble breeding ground for scientists and inventors whose work has had an impact on the international community.

  • James Kitching: fossil hunter of the Karoo

    James Kitching: fossil hunter of the Karoo

    8 September 2013

    James Kitching led a full life, most of it in the wide open spaces of the Karoo, looking for fossil remains of the pre-dinosaur Permian Period.

  • Shaun Tomson

    Shaun Tomson

    1 September 2013

    Shaun Tomson has built an incredible career out of his love for surfing and the sea. He is now a sought-after author and motivational speaker.

  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka

    Yvonne Chaka Chaka

    31 August 2013

    Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an award-winning South African singer. She is also well-known for her humanitarian work in the areas of malaria and HIV education.

  • Godfrey Mokoena, Olympic long-jumper

    Godfrey Mokoena, Olympic long-jumper

    24 February 2013

    South Africa’s Olympic silver medallist Godfrey Khotso Mokoena is triple-talented, beginning with the high jump and successfully moving on to the long- and triple jump.

  • The outlaw, Scotty Smith

    The outlaw, Scotty Smith

    23 February 2013

    A true Kalahari character, the Victorian-era legend of the vagabond Scotty Smith is still told throughout the semi-desert rural areas of the Northern Cape.

  • Francois le Vaillant: 18th Century explorer

    Francois le Vaillant: 18th Century explorer

    2 September 2012

    With sponsorship and a wide-eyed attitude to travel, the 18th Century explorer Francois le Vaillant had the time of his life in South Africa.

  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    31 August 2012

    The music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo has won numerous awards and accolades and they are recognised as among South Africa’s most successful cultural exports.