Anglo-Boer War

South Africa’s Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill, a multi-faceted heritage precinct in the heart of Johannesburg, was built on the site of a century-old prison complex where the leaders of every major South African liberation group - Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among them - were once detained.

Constitution Hill is a window on a brutal past

Sitting astride a ridge on the northern edge of Joburg's inner city, Constitution Hill is a symbol of how far South Africa has come. Once a notorious prison filled with anti-apartheid activists, it is now the seat of the highest court in the land, where freedom, democracy and justice are defended.

Freedom Park: celebrating peace

On a small hill outside South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria, a unique and complex monument celebrates freedom and honours the people who struggled and died to liberate the country from apartheid.
Trekker site gets heritage status

Lions return to Great Karoo

Earlier in November 2010 a pride of eight lions was released into the Karoo National Park, marking the return of the free-ranging big cats to the area after an absence of 170 years.
Wildlife poachers to be taken down

India and South Africa: 150 years of history

To mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa, it is appropriate to remember that the country's history was shaped not only by Indian immigrants but also by the great Mohandas Gandhi, the Mahatma.
Trade show to boost India-SA ties

Avalon Theatre rises from the ashes

Seventy-one years of independent South African cinema will be celebrated this year when the Moosa family's Avalon Group, once almost destroyed by apartheid, opens a new luxury Cine Centre in the upmarket Killarney Mall in Johannesburg.
SA film shines at Zanzibar festival

Bloemfontein: flower of the Free State

A pretty city with thousands of rose bushes and some poignant memorials, Bloemfontein is conveniently situated as a stopover point between Cape Town and Johannesburg.