History & Culture

5 Reasons Why Mandela Was Never A Christian Or Was He?

Mandela Was Never A Christian. How? We'll tell you; just read on. A few days ago the world celebrated the life of a man who illustrated to the world and South Africa the core values of leadership, love, respect and togetherness....

Top 10 Most Feared Crimes In South Africa

Crimes and criminals have confronted South Africa and South Africans with the perplexity of radical evil. Shocking crimes are being committed by the unscrupulous initiative of too many crooks and hoodlums, with the blessing of more gangsters, and amid the passive acquiescence...

How Ignorant Are South Africans About These Things In The Country?

According to the Ipsos MORI's "Perils of Perception 2015" survey, South Africans are the 8th most ignorant citizens of a country among other citizens across 33 countries. Don't be too hard on yourself, this is not in any way, saying you...

South African Time: How Much Do You Know?

You have always heard that time does not lie. Maybe that is true, but there are different times, based on the part of the world one is in. So also is the South African Time. While some countries share the...

South African Holidays: What Better Place To Be?

There is hardly a single place on earth that can give one any kind of holiday one wants, except South Africa. All one has to do is decide the kind of holiday one wants to have and when. Next...

Cape Town Time: What The Big Clock Says

The time right now in the capital city of South Africa may as well be different from yours. It could be the same, depending on where you are at the moment.  In fact, Cape Town Time is not necessarily...

Top South African Cuisine For A Yummy Experience

The sound of its music echoes from all parts of the world, its history is interesting, its people are beautiful and its culture is rich. That is South Africa for you. The country exhales richness and beauty in everything...

South African Capitals: Here’s What You Need To Know

Just like the famous lyrics in the musical world goes; “no one man should have all that power”, South African Capitals are shared between three cities. Unlike most countries in the world, South Africa has not one but three capitals. Pretoria,...

Port Elizabeth Map: A Friendly City Through The Lens

Port Elizabeth Map captures the geographical location of the city. It as well indicates the locations of other important parts of the South African port. This South Africa’s fifth largest city is known by many names. These names include “Algoa bay”,...

South African Rand: History, Interesting Facts And What You Need To Know

The South African Rand has been the topic of many recent discussions for all the wrong reasons. In a nutshell, it is widely predicted that the rand will further experience a downward slide against the dollar if the political...

Judas of South Africa: 10 People Considered To Be Betrayers

Jesus had a Judas, Caesar a Brutus, and there are as well Judas of South Africa. Or at least, that is how some people see it. While naturally some of these people have contributed to the growth of the...

Facts You Should Know About Azania: South Africa’s Proposed Name

In the midst of all the political and social upheaval impacting negatively on the nation's economy, comes a proposal from the Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa for South Africa's name to be exchanged with a new name -...

5 Things That Would’ve Made Christmas Merrier For South Africans

Let's start off with the Christmas message from the Presidency. By Presidency, we mean Cyril Ramaphosa. For reasons that are unknown to us, the President himself is yet to wish the country a merry Christmas. In his message, the...

9 Interesting Things You Should Know About South African Weather

Being a hot tourist destination ticket, different aspects of South Africa are usually put up for discussion. Topics along the lines of 'Where are the safest places to visit in South Africa’, ‘What are South Africa’s most historic sites’,...

10 Astonishing Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Baartman

Saartjie Sarah Baartman also known as the `hottentot Venus’ was a famous khokhoi woman exhibited as a freak show attraction in Europe during the 19th century. Born to Khoisan family near the Gambtos River, she was orphaned during a commando...

South African Doomsday Plans: What You Need To Know

Have you ever considered what it would be like if the lights went out and there was no electricity indefinitely? Do you think you can survive without electricity for close to a month or more? Well from all the...

30 Photos That Prove South Africa Is The Craziest Place On Earth

South Africa can be a crazy place, just how crazy you may ask? Oftentimes when we think of South Africa as our beloved country, there are so many reasons to feel good about it. The rainbow nation is truly...

The Truth About Marikana Massacre: Everything You Need To Know

The Marikana Massacre is one of two of South Africa's most gruesome cases of its police using lethal force on civilians. The incident occurred between the dates of August 10 and September 20, 2012, when striking workers at a...

African Slavery: When, Where & How It All Started

Although there is a lot of discussion on whether slavery existed within sub-Saharan Africa, what is certain is that Africans were subjected to slavery for centuries. Muslims subjected Africans to chattel slavery through the trans-Saharan slave trade and later...

Pondo Tribe – History, Language & Culture

Pondo, also referred to as Phondo, is one of the several ethnic groups than can be found on the the African continent. The Ponda tribe happens to be a group of people who reside in Pondoland or the sub-region...

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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...