History & Culture

30 Fun and Interesting Facts About South Africa

South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa with an amazing population of 50.59 million people making up slightly more than 5% of the total population of Africa. The country is located at the southern end of the...

10 Obvious Signs That You Are A True South African

Being a South African is pretty awesome. So, how can you distinguish a South African and a true South African? There are lots of ways to know if a person is proud to come from the southern tip of...

5 Really Bizarre South African Cultural Practices That Are Still In Place

The South African society is highly multicultural and many of its activities are rooted deeply in traditions. Though most of the cultural activities practised in South Africa are generally acceptable, some are really bizarre. Here are 5 bizarre South African...

South African Apartheid: The Era Of Racial Abuse And Inequality

Apartheid, an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart", was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP) governments, the ruling party from 1948 to 1994. Most human beings who are more...

10 Undeniable Things That Make You A Sowetan

South Africa is one of the countries with an illustrious history that still resonates in the minds of many people. This is particularly evident in Soweto where everything is modelled along the country’s history. Here are 10 Things That...

Reed Dance In South Africa: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Exotic Dance

Reed dance is one of the most adored and respected dances in South Africa. The Zulus consider it important even to the extent that it is even attended by their leaders. In Zululand, the dance takes place each year...

5 South African Natural Resources That Have Changed The World

South Africa is one of the wealthiest countries in terms of natural resources. It is a leading mining country and it is renowned for its mineral resources, which make up a large portion of the world’s reserves. South Africa’s...

10 Stereotypes About South African Girls That Aren’t Always True

The African continent is often looked down upon by the Western world and in consequence, stereotypes that would seem outrageous if applied to any other group of people are accepted as common knowledge when they pertain to Africans. Female...

10 African Foods You Should Definitely Try Before Death Finds You

Africa is a beautiful continent with lots of varieties. The land has a wide variety of tourists’ attractions in most places of the many countries in the continent. As the countries in Africa are many, so are the variety...

10 Moments of Change And Their Significance In South African History

Let's face it; South Africa has had a difficult historical past that most people can't seem to let go of. From the hundred years of recurrent Xhosa wars, the onset of colonization in 1652, the birth of ANC, to...

20 Most Common South African Slangs And Their Meanings

Slangs are words that are not considered part of the standard vocabulary of a language and that are used very informally in speech especially by a particular group of people. It is an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages,...

Top 10 Problems of Third World Countries

Since time immemorial, societies in the third world region have always desired to achieve growth and development to enable them to be like other countries in the developing and the developed world. This desire for growth is seen as...

5 Notable Truths About Afrikaners

A number of South Africans speak the native language of Afrikaans. They came up as a result of settlement by Dutch colonialists natives of Netherlands during the Apartheid regime. Later they merged with Britons, French and Germans to form an ethnic...

10 Things To Learn About The Capital Of South Africa

South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent. The country is rich in recorded history and enjoys one of the highest numbers of tourists in the African region. Pretoria is the capital of South Africa,...

25 Most Wanted Criminals In South Africa

In South Africa today, it is very well known that many crimes go unpunished. This could either be because the criminals got away before the arrival of the authorities or are able to fight their way out of trouble....

Whoever Said We Are All The Same Was Wrong: 6 Things White People Have That Black People Don’t

They say only he who wears the shoe knows where it hurts. This saying is remarkably true when it comes to the topic of how the apartheid era affected the people in South Africa. In as much as apartheid...

Robben Island South Africa – History and Gripping Facts

When the country of South Africa is mentioned, lots of things come to mind. First, it is one of the strongest economies in the African continent. Two, it is one of the countries with the largest gold reserves in...

Ancient And Modern: 100 Greatest South African Songs Of All Time

Through the steady growth of the South African economy, one of the biggest success stories of its many years of democracy is the growth of the music industry. From the numerous festivals to the success of independent labels, the...

Weekend Delight: 10 Roasted Chicken Recipes That Will Tune Your Culinary Skills

When it comes to recounting a well-spent weekend or holiday, it all begins with the dishes that were served. Food makes the weekend different from the normal weekdays and nothing commands culinary respect more than a well-roasted chicken for...

If You Used Any Of These 12 Cell Phones In SA, You Are Very Close To The Grave

The history of cell phones in South Africa dates back to very old times when mobile phones were some of the most expensive commodities in the technological market. In those early days, to own a Nokia 3310 was like...

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40 Modern Sotho Traditional Attire and Dresses For Males and Females

Sotho people of South Africa are of the Bantu ethnic group, and as of 2001, they numbered up to...

How to Say Hi or Hello in Afrikaans, Xhosa, Shona and other Major Languages

Saying Hello or Hi is one of the ways to show that someone is friendly and that the person...

A Comprehensive List of Zulu Clan Names and Zulu Last Names

Zulu is the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated population of about 10 million to 12...

What is the Cheapest Way To Build A House in South Africa?

Owning a house is the dream of most workers. The hassle of keeping up with the rent, whether monthly...

The 10 Most Famous Motivational Speakers in South Africa

Motivational speakers are individuals who speak with the intent of encouraging and inspiring their listeners. They aim to challenge...