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

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.

Bluff Meat Supply and the Shisa Nyama Festival

2016-09-06 12:01


Unknown arm of the Shepstone bloodline

2015-09-26 09:29

Could there be a secret line of mixed-race children carrying the bloodline of KwaZulu-Natal’s colonial fathers, the Shepstones?

Free fried chicken! Hungry Lion to give away 11 000 pieces of fried chicken on Heritage Day

2014-09-10 10:46

11 000 pieces of free chicken served on Heritage Day - Hungry Lion hopes to break the Guinness World Record for the largest serving of fried chicken.

Chocolate milk tart

2011-06-28 11:47

A sexy take on the traditional dessert.


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.

World Heritage sites threatened by oil, mining

2015-10-01 21:00

A London report says almost a third of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by mining and oil exploration.

Husband gives baby wife’s surname

2014-10-06 12:37

What could motivate parents to go against the social norm of naming their child after the wife’s family?

Islamist attacks saint's tomb in Timbuktu

2012-05-07 08:50

A new member of an Islamist group in north Mali has attacked and burned a saint's tomb classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site in Timbuktu, the spokesperson for the group says.

Skeletons in the ancestral closet

2010-01-29 12:44

Is it really that important for children to know the gory truth about their ancestors' past?

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