“Days may seem dark, but we have much to be grateful for”

Happy New Year 2023     What a roller-coaster year it has been, the war in Ukraine spiking fuel, cooking oil and wheat prices, 200+ days of...

The Future of Sustainability: Speed, Action, Attack – What Does Sustainability Need?

The world as we know it has changed. The global economy is in transition, and we are seeing the rise of sustainable products, Environmental,...

Mamas move for health awareness

Clover ThumbThe Clover Mama Afrika project has 41 Mamas throughout South Africa who care for more than 15 500 children and 2 500 elderly people by providing nutritious food daily.

South Africa’s SweepSouth receives multimillion rand investment

A South African start-up, referred to as the Uber of professional cleaning services, has secured R10-million in venture capital funding from the entrepreneurship incubator, the Vumela Fund, and First National Bank. It's not the first time SweepSouth has caught the eye of investors.

Call for entries: 2nd annual SA Premier Business awards

The second annual SA Premier Business Awards – to be held on 19 March 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng - is...

Second ‘Boks for Books’ library opens

The South African Rugby Union's "Boks for Books" literacy campaign opened its second library at Kwamanzini Primary School in Pinetown outside Durban, with Springbok eighthman Pierre Spies on hand to give the kids some inspiration.

The rainbow nation on a plate

By Amelia du Plessis
13 September 2013

South Africa is known for many things, not least of all its variety. This variety extends from its cultures and languages to the arts, crafts and cuisine that South Africans enjoy. This is a land of flavours, colours, sounds and magnificent people, which all come together to create what is affectionately known as our Rainbow Nation.

Food has always been a very important part of the culture and identity of any country or community. It creates a social platform on which families and friends can meet and enjoy time together; whether around a traditional dinner table or around the fire under the open African skies.

Some foods have religious relevance, and are used as part of worship or religious festivals, making it an integral part of the technical culture. Food brings people together, regardless of colour, language or belief system. And this is what needs to be celebrated.


Because food is a major part of cultural identity, and South Africa is home to so many cultures, this country boasts an enormous variety of traditional dishes, made from locally sourced ingredients. By enjoying these dishes during your time in South Africa, you will become a small part of the wonder and diversity of this country.

A guide to South African newspapers

South Africa is well served by a robust and diverse press, with newspapers that range from hefty political reads to edgier urban dailies. Here is a comprehensive look at all the major titles in the country.

SA’s first ‘green’ transport service

A group of forward-thinking women entrepreneurs from Cape Town have established South Africa's first carbon-neutral transport service, The Green Cab.

Football for Hope in Nairobi

In the dusty streets of Mathare in Nairobi, Kenya, dreams were nurtured as the young people of the township celebrated the opening of the Mathare Football for Hope Centre - the second of 20 such centres being built across Africa as a legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.