African arts and crafts
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You can’t leave for home without a plastic vuvuzela (noisy horn used at soccer matches). You’ll buy these at Soccer City or any of the other top stadiums in the country.
2Blue Bulls rugby shirt
Get into the spirit of things at Loftus Versveld and support Tshwane’s favourite team; don’t forget to buy your own Blue Bulls rugby shirt at the stadium.
Fantastic wire art is available at many street corners in both Johannesburg and Tshwane; you can buy wire wild animals, plants, birds – you name it!
4Fabrics and fashion
Got to buy the best of local fashion – look out for gorgeous African-inspired gear from Stoned Cherrie and Sun Goddess.
5South African flag
you can buy these at any of the matches you attend where South Africa plays international opponents. They also come in mini-versions that can easily fit into your suitcase.
Johannesburg owes its existence to the discovery of gold so buying gold jewellery here would be appropriate. Great tax discounts at the airport and in shopping malls like Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square
7Pan-African masks, Rosebank African Market
Vendors from all over Africa sell traditional masks here that make for great interior design elements. Friends will be asking 'where in the world...?'
8African music CDs
Kwaito, Manpantsula, African hip-hop and Zulu fusion music by the ‘White Zulu’ Johnny Clegg are available at music shops in malls all around Gauteng.
You’ve got to take home some local beer in your suitcase, get your inspiration from a tour around SAB’s World of Beer and you’ll soon understand why we think our beer is pretty good stuff!
Us Gautengers are an innovative bunch and junkyard art (artworks made out of discarded tin cans) is always on sale. Just right for a unique gift for friends and family back home