James Hall Museum of Transport: a nod to land transport

October is Transport Month in South Africa. The James Hall Museum of Transport in Johannesburg preserves and collects the country’s transport heritage. Here, from...

South African art on show at British Museum

An exhibition at the British Museum is showcasing South Africa’s diverse history, heritage and art from thousands of years ago up until today. It...

South Africa High Commissioner to the UK visit to Rugby School and Museum

South Africa’s High Commissioner to the UK, HE Obed Thembinkosi Mlaba will visit the Rugby School and Museum today, ahead of the 450th Anniversary of the Popular Sport (Rugby) in 2017.

Charlotte Maxeke’s home to become a museum

The Kliptown home of Charlotte Maxeke, the mother of black freedom in South Africa, is to be converted into a museum and interpretation centre, the Gauteng Provincial Government announced at an event to mark International Women's Day on Sunday.

Springbok Experience free on Sunday

Rugby fans in the Western Cape will have a once-a-year chance to visit the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town free of charge on Sunday - and they'll even receive a free Castle Draught.

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.

Gallery: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

A massive exhibition of 700 historic photos capturing the harsh realities and eventual downfall of apartheid will open on 13 February at Museum Africa in Johannesburg. View a selection of images from the exhibit, a "rich tapestry of materials that have rarely been shown together", on display in South Africa after a run in New York, Munich and Milan.

Moad builds a genius space for Africa’s arts

The Museum of African Design is an innovative creation in downtown Joburg that is championing a new model. A gallery without a permanent collection, it "allows an institution that's interested in the contemporary to stay contemporary".

Braai, the beloved country

Jan Braai wants the nation to unite around a fire on Heritage Day. Photo:   By Anne Taylor 23 September 2013 September 24 is Heritage Day in...

Lucy home after 5-year US tour

Ethiopia’s grand old lady Lucy – the 3.2-million-year-old fossil discovered in 1974 – has come home after touring the US for the last five years. One of the tour's aims was to boost Ethiopia’s profile as a tourism and science destination.
A new boost for an old science