History & Culture

9 Ugly Ways Apartheid Still Thrives In The Present Day South Africa

Apartheid as a word is almost the synonym of South Africa. For it is almost if not impossible to name the word without talking about South Africa. The word emanated from "apart-hood" which literally means "the state of being apart",...

Apartheid in South Africa: What Really Happened and How Did It End?

The years of apartheid are undoubtedly one of the darkest moments in South Africa’s history. The period which spanned from 1948 to 1994 was characterized by racial segregation, white minority rule and the oppression of the rights, movements, and freedom...

5 South African Incidents That Shocked The World

Painful, weird and appalling events happened all over the world in 2017 and South Africa had a fair share of these events. Sadly, these South African incidents shocked the world more than they could bear. While the year has been increasingly...

10 South African Foods You Must Eat Before Death Knocks At Your Door

South Africa is a country located in the southernmost part of the continent of Africa. Best known for its mining activities, it not only boasts of the biggest economy in Africa but is amongst the most popular tourist destinations...

What is Nyaope (Whoonga)? What Are The Ingredients and Effects of the Drug Cocktail on the Body?

While the crime rate in South Africa has constantly been on the increase, the drug market is also not in any way slowing down. Alcohol and other popular substances like marijuana remain widely popular, however, a new entrant which...

Everything You Need To Know About Lily Mine: When is It Re-Opening?

Gold mining has been one of the major means of generating revenue in South Africa. There are several gold mines found in the country and Lily Mine happens to be one of them. Located in Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, in...

South African Tribes and Ethnic Groups – Historic Facts and Figures

South Africa embodies a rich collection of ethnic backgrounds. During the apartheid regime in the country, all these tribes seemed to have folded together with a singular aim of defeating the monster at sight and achieving a free country...

South African Flag: Colors, Meaning & Rules About The National Symbol

The South African Flag is one of the fascinating flags in Africa. Its artistic colour blend leaves one wondering how South Africa got the amazing multi-coloured flag. Here, we present to you interesting facts you never knew about the...

Top 5 Richest South Africans And Their Whites Vs Blacks Politics

Can a man scoop fire on his lap without his clothes being burned? Can he walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? Those are words from the good book. The ancestors of white South Africans evidently neglected the admonitions...

Who Was Steve Biko and What Do We Know About His Death & Family?

When you talk about the people who took part in South Africa's struggle for independence, one person that stands out from the rest is Steve Biko. Biko was iconic in the painful and bloody struggle for South Africa's independence...

Henry Cele Of Shaka Zulu’s Cause of Death, Wife & Children

Shaka Zulu is known to be the king who gave rise to one of the most popular tribes in Southern Africa, that of the Zulu's. He became a Zulu leader in 1816 and due to determination and brutal strength, he...

10 Reasons South Africa Is the Coolest Country In The World

Think of all the stories you have heard about Africa and you will definitely agree that the picture painted is almost always never pretty. The rest of the world think of hungry people struggling to survive in war-torn areas...

Top 10 South African TV Adverts That Left An Indelible Experience

Advertising in South Africa has come a long way and has made an indelible mark on the minds of so many people. Sometimes, you find yourself smiling when you remember an ad that you really love, and whenever it...

Understanding The Zulu Culture, Traditional Attire & Food

The Zulu tribe is one of the most widely known tribes in Africa, mainly because of the very vital part that it played in the continent's history. Originally, the Zulu tribe emanated from the Ngunis who inhabited the central...

Tswana People – Culture, Traditional Attire & Language

Tswana people are Niger-Congo or Bantu-speaking people including all the Sotho-Tswana clans residing either in Botswana, Lesotho or South Africa. People all over the world are organized into social groups based on kinship or clan. These groups of people have...

10 Shaka Zulu Facts That Will Shock Your Knowledge of History

Shaka Zulu is one of the most famous (or notorious) leaders to have graced Southern Africa in the past few centuries. Hate him or love him, if you have any interest in the history of Southern Africa, you must...

Tsonga Culture, Traditional Attire and Food

The Tsonga tribe inhabits the Southern Mozambique coastal plain, parts of Zimbabwe and Swaziland, as well as the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The ethnic group laid its foundation far back in history and had flourished after that....

Ndebele Tribe – Culture, Traditional Attire & Art Patterns

Did you know that the Ndebele tribe also regarded as the amaNdebele or the Matabele are part of the larger Bantu tribe? Although the origin of the southern African Ndebele people is shrouded in mystery, they are however considered...

Sotho People – Culture, Traditional Attire & Food

Africa is known for the unique and diversified culture of its different people. And among these is the very interesting group of people called Sotho. They are divided into three groups: The Northern Sotho (Pedi), Southern Sotho, and the...

The Venda People – Culture, Traditional Attire & Music

Similar to most tribes in South Africa, the Venda people moved there from Central Africa. They are among the last black community to cross the Limpopo River and settle in the Soutpansberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province. They are...

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The 20 Best and Busiest Food Markets In Cape Town

With so many entrepreneurs and vibrant vendors to go around, it’s not a surprise that Cape Town is known...

20 Family Themed Water Parks in Gauteng

Gauteng is one of South Africa's nine provinces. Despite its small landmass which is about 1.5% of the country's...

Who Is Blaq Diamond and What Are Their Real Names?

South Africans love to be entertained, and it is no surprise that they are good at producing quality entertainment....

Who Is Mandla N? Biography of The Lockdown Writer

Mandla Ngcogwene is a South African talent with multiple abilities. He is an actor, writer, movie producer, and musician...

Where Is Fourways Farmers Market and Is There An Entrance Fee?

Healthy living has become fashionable, so people try their best to eat from the most nutritious options available. It...