History & Culture

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...

Uzalo Sopie Facts You Need to Keep Track Of

Uzalo remains a name that sticks to millions of South African homes, if you must know why, this is because the fascinating and amazingly dramatic series has left many SA citizens glued to their Television. Uzalo is a telenovela that is broadcast...

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...

Speak Afrikaans? Here Are 10 Facts That Make You A True Afrikaner

At the south-most point of the African continent lies the Boers who are popularly known as Afrikaners. They speak Afrikaans, a language that has been considered most beautiful and easy to learn by most of its admirers. It is a...

Popular Afrikaans Names and their Meanings

Afrikaans is one of the native languages of South Africa that is, however, spoken mostly by the Dutch settlers in the country. The language is made up of both Bantu, Malay, Portuguese and Khoisan languages, but an estimated 90...

How Johannesburg Became The Most Unfriendly City In The World

Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, Jo'burg, eGoli, or Jozi, is the largest city in South Africa. In a recent survey conducted by Conde Nast Traveler magazine in August 2014, Johannesburg was named world's unfriendliest city. Despite...

Interesting Details About South African Xenophobic Attack: Causes And Casualties

With South Africa, there is always an issue to contend with. From apartheid to democracy and now its xenophobia. Before 1994, foreigners faced violence and discrimination especially from the institutionalized racism of apartheid. At the end of apartheid, we expected...

15 South African Slang Phrases Really Need To Know

If you are travelling to South Africa, or you are just interested in knowing a little more about the land of Mandela, it is important to acquaint yourself with some of the commonest slang terms and phrases the people...

30 Things That Annoy South Africans the Most

Either stressed or offended, South Africans are kind of programmed every day with plenty opportunities to get angry. Anger is never without a reason, anybody can get angry as it's increasingly quite easier to be annoyed. However, being angered for...

Remembering Steve Bantu Biko: Here’s Malema’s Touching Tribute + 10 Lesser-Known Facts

Every year on 12th September, South Africa commemorates the death of Steve Bantu Biko, who died naked on a mat, on a stone floor prison cell after he was tortured by bloodthirsty apartheid police. It's more than 40 years since...

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Glimpse Into Ronald Lamola’s Marriage to Wife Bawinile Prudence

Ronald Lamola is in the category of people who seem to have life figured out at a young age....

How To Check My UIF Status Or Make A Claim Online

As of the first quarter of 2021, South Africa has an employment rate of 32.6% and about 46.3% of...

Everything On David Makhura, His Wife and How He Became The Gauteng Premier

At a time when so many ANC party members who are holding major political offices in the country are...

Everything About Public Servants Salary Increase for 2021/2022

Since April 2021, public servants in South Africa have been agitating for a salary increase. The inflation caused by...

Johannesburg Zoo Entrance Fee and Other Prices

If you live in South Africa and you're yet to visit the Johannesburg Zoo, then it is something you...