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Macufe is a cultural-based festival that showcases a wide range of African arts and culture to the world. It is held in Bloemfontein every year. Macufe, the ten-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, showcases the cream of African and international talent. It features jazz, gospel, kwaito, hip-hop, R&B, rock and classical music, as well as dance, drama, cabaret, musical theatre, poetry, fine art and traditional arts and crafts. First held in 1997 before an audience of 30 000, Macufe now attracts over 140 000 people from South Africa, Africa and the world. The festival is presented in late September and early October by the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State.
The 25th of May 2019 marks a momentous day on the African calendar, Africa Day. We’ve tracked down some of the best African experiences that you can have in South Africa, from food and drink to art and design.
Whether you’re studying archaeology, marine biology, zoology or even an unrelated field, you’re bound to find inspiration at our top 10 pick of educational spots around South Africa.
It’s time for a Sho’t Left to this historical part of the Northern Cape, history gurus, this one’s for you!
Don’t stress, we’ve got your back! Consider our line-up of places that’s worth visiting this Easter that’s sure to take the load off and make every moment with the family memorable.
The AmaXhosa are part of three nations known as Nguni that are found in South Africa. The other two are AmaSwazi and AmaZulu. The AmaXhosa settled in the Eastern Cape and over time spread to the Western Cape.
In the north-eastern corner of the Pilanesberg, where the Big Five roam the plains and platinum sits in abundance under the soil, you’ll find the ancestral home of the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela people.