• Yebo: Yes! Yebo, yes, South African English, Slang, Language, usage, 
South Africa, Tori Stowe

    South African English is lekker!

    South Africans speak English, that doesn't mean you'll always understand us. Our robots are nothing like R2D2, just now doesn't mean immediately, and babbelas is not a shampoo. Tune in with our quick dictionary of SA idiom. It's lekker, bru!

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    Rebellion and celebration in Mali's music

    They Will Have to Kill Us First, the acclaimed documentary about Malian music and its rebellion in the face of political turmoil, is now available to watch online.

  • mosaic flag heritage South African flag

    Why does South Africa celebrate Heritage Day?

    Heritage Day celebrates the diversity of South Africa. It is one of the newer public holidays, declared after the republic became a democratic state in 1994. We look at the origins of the day, and recall the first celebration in 1996.

  • Mandoza singer Mandoza, Nkalakatha, music, kwaito, death

    Rest in peace Mandoza: Kwaito 'top dog's' greatest moments

    South African kwaito musician Mandoza died on 18 September 2016, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. The man behind the crossover kwaito hit Nkalakatha was 38.

  • zakes Mokae South African actor zakes Mokae, actor, athol Fugard, master Harold and the boys, tony award 
winner, west wing, television

    Remembering Zakes Mokae, South African star of stage and screen

    South African actor Zakes Mokae was one of South Africa's most accomplished international film and theatre actors. This month marks the anniversary of his death. From jazz band stalwart to Fugard colleague and stage and screen star, we celebrate his life.

  • surfing in Nigeria lagos, Tarkwa bay, surfing, Nigeria

    Tarkwa Bay: Africa's hidden surfing gem

    Surfing might not be the most popular sport in Nigeria, but a handful of surfers have found a home on the waves next to Lagos harbour one of the busiest ports on the continent and are determined to use surfing to inspire and uplift the community.

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