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