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150 Must-Do Experiences in Southern Africa

This exhilarating book published by Map Studio gives a list of 150 things to do om Southern Africa.  As might be expected from Map Studio, they are grouped first by country. 516 more words

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Sounds of the African Bush

There are few people who know me reasonably well who are unaware of my love affair with the African bush.  I head off to the Kruger National Park, or some other bushveld reserve whenever I can afford it, which is not nearly often enough for my liking. 509 more words

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The Unauthorised History of South Africa

The blurb on this book says: “Researched and written by two historians well respected in concentric circles, this hilarious take on our collective past reveals stunning new discoveries and fascinating new figures, from Koos van Doosch, the cheese pimp who settled the Cape a year before Van Riebeeck, to Shaka’s lesser-known brother, Nigel Zulu, who just wanted to be a florist. 349 more words

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What I miss when I leave home, South Africa

Today is National Heritage Day and it’s been the first time I can honestly say I’m Proudly South African.  265 more words


A Proudly South African Society

By Palesa Mlambo

When you hear the word heritage, what comes to mind? It is a known fact that the 24th of September is Heritage Day and the purpose of this day is to encourage the society to celebrate the… 369 more words


Bollywood comes to Jozi

I’m not sure about a “Bollywood Festival” which doesn’t (apparently) offer a single movie as part of its lineup, but the planned festivities for 2, 3 and 4 December are certainly a celebration of the contemporary culture of the Indian sub-continent as it is perceived by the South African Indian community. 236 more words

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Just in time for summer ... Valley of the Waves renovated

There are probably few Johannesburg based people who have NEVER visited Sun City in the approximately 35 years of its existence.  At under two hours away it is a convenient place for a day’s outing, or better still, a weekend break.  102 more words