ARTICLES RELATING TO HERITAGE

Heritage body pushes Woodstock developers back

2019-06-19 06:59

Plans for luxury apartment block put on hold.

A national treasure she is: Dr Esther Mahlangu continues to be South Africa's pride at the age of 83

2018-11-13 17:35

At 83 years old, Dr Esther Mahlangu continues to inspire us and has helped put traditional Ndebele design on the world map.

'Call me Kewpie' – celebrating a daughter of District Six this Heritage Day

2018-09-24 10:01

The story of one of the most famous daughters of District Six is zooming in on queer culture in Cape Town's historic inner city, before the culture that permeated through its vibrant streets was permanently erased.

The forgotten people of South Africa

2018-08-17 15:33

Along with land dispossession due to forced removals and relocation policies the Khoisan identity was further undermined in its struggle for official recognition, writes Hendrik Jaars.

5 great places to go in the Eastern Cape with an Isuzu KB

2017-11-29 10:26

Mthatha, Coffee Bay, Morgans Bay... The Eastern Cape has a bevy of wonderful spots to visit, and driving in an Isuzu KB can make for a great cultural experience.

Striking an indigenous chord

2017-11-05 06:05

The US embassy chose the sophisticated Orbit Jazz bistro in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, to announce the injection of about R1.2m for the preservation initiative of indigenous southern African music

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The youth have thrown away their traditions - Esther Mahlangu

“IsiNdebele is my culture and I love it. I speak isiNdebele, I walk isiNdebele and I wear isiNdebele,” Heritage icon Esther Mahlangu says. But, she fears that today's youth is not making a concerted effort to try and preserve their cultures. Watch.

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Battle over different visions for Bo-Kaap

2016-11-08 11:08

The historical Bo-Kaap is locked in a battle between residents and developers, who have competing visions for the area.

Girl, interrupted

2016-09-25 06:07

I met a pretty girl with striking features at church, a cross between Liya Kebede and Iman. Immediately, upon stealing a look at her, well, admiring her, really, I surmised that she was east African, probably Ugandan or Rwandese.

 

President MT Steyn statue to be relocated to a site off UFS campus

2018-11-24 07:14

The University of the Free State's council has approved the relocation of the statue of President Marthinus Theunis Steyn to a site off campus.

South Africans' blood ties with Indonesia and what it means today

2018-10-02 08:25

If you're a South African with the surname Retief and you watched television scenes of the disaster in Indonesia last week, chances are that you looked at the faces of some of your distant relatives, writes Max du Preez.

Seven Day War monument now a drinking spot

2018-09-05 06:11

The Seven Day War memorial in Pietermaritzburg has been vandalised and has turned into a drinking spot.

Datsun Heritage Museum enshrines the decades-long heritage of one of South Africa’s beloved car brands

2018-07-24 17:00

Datsun begins the fifth year of its operations in South Africa this week since re-entering the market in 2014. The company is strengthening a decades-old legacy.

National heritage site in ruins

2017-11-19 05:58

A national heritage site lies ravaged. The Transvaal Bantu Normal College, which counts Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Pan Africanist Congress president Stanley Mogoba among its first students, is in ruins.

New dictionaries to help preserve SA’s language heritage

2017-10-15 06:00

South African indigenous languages may be saved from the list of those identified by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as likely to disappear at the end of this century.

10 Things you had no idea you could braai

2017-09-22 10:14

Pizza, pie and even omelettes!

Heritage under threat

2017-09-17 07:24

Historic sites such as the Bakoni ruins are disappearing. If we don’t preserve our history, who will?

SA car-building milestone: Mercedes to build first hybrids in Africa

2016-09-26 08:18

Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to build hybrid cars on the African continent. The new C350 e will be built at the automaker's factory in East London.

Heritage Day: SA’s 120 years of motoring history

2016-09-23 14:24

'South Africa has a proud motoring tradition, and for more than a century has been a leading developer and manufacturer of vehicles,' writes Ferdi de Vos who reflects on 120 years of SA's motoring heritage.

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