The government of the UK - on its official government website - gives travel advice to its citizens who plan to visit South Africa. Reading it gives an interesting perspective of how our country is viewed by foreigners.
Here is some of it:
Not even the K-word is what it used to be – well, certainly not in England. Yorkshire cricket captain Andrew Gale became the first county cricketer – ever - to be accused of a racism after he used the K-word on former Proteas cricketer Ashwell Prince... Read more
She might be the main induna in the Pretoria High Court where Oscar Pistorius stood trial, but most South Africans do not agree with judge Thokozile Masipa's verdict in the matter. In fact almost 2 in 3 South Africans believe Oscar Pistorius intended... Read more
We just got to love a self-made man with loads of brain and money power. A man that can say what he likes and get away with it. Like this dude, the American business magnate, Donald Trump.
Most of us wanted to say it out loud, but we were too afraid... Read more
It is a claim that has been widely circulated since Andile Mngxitama, a Member of Parliament and "commissar for land and agrarian revolution" with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), raised the issue in an open letter to business tycoon Richard Bran... Read more
Heard this fantastic easy recipe over the radio this week ( RSG - they called it Piet se Sonde) and I just could not wait to make it. This was the first time I made oxtail stew and it turned out great. Oxtail is one of the most underestimated product... Read more
A petition urging South Africa's tourism and home affairs ministries to introduce electronic visas (e-visas) for tourists has been launched by the Democratic Alliance.The DA wants both ministries to introduce regulations that would pave the way for t... Read more
Trade union Solidarity says it will continue Renate Barnard's fight against affirmative action injustice despite the Constitutional Court's ruling against her.For nine years, Barnard was involved in a legal battle with the South African Police Servic... Read more
White folks in Zimbabwe should pack their bags and leave for England.That's the message from geriatric Zimbo president Robert Mugabe. The dictator was speaking in his home town of Zvimbawhen when he said white folks removed from land redistributed to... Read more
Despite the ANC government's best efforts, South Africa did not tip into a recession this winter. Second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by a meager 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
According to a report on the BBC website the SA econ... Read more
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to make sweeping changes to the black economic-empowerment (BEE) certification process and preferential procurement policy in a bid to create a class of black industrialists and accelerate "radical" tr... Read more
Moneyweb and Maxum have put their research together to come up with a list of the best paying jobs in SA. Eyewitness News reports this is the definitive list should you be in the need to earn well over R100 000 per month: Read more
If you had the privilege of growing up in the Cape Province, you definitely would have heard of waterblommetjies and tasted it. For you that don't know, waterblommetjiebredie is a stew made with water flowers. Waterblommetjies is commonly known ... Read more
It took a very long time but at last British businessman Shrien Dewani has been found fit to standtrial for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa.
A mental health report submitted to the Western Cape High Court states that the Dewani "is not m... Read more
The South African government says it wants to rebuild what was once the most powerful army in Africa.
The first step – one of four milestones set out by the government - is to stop the current rot and the steady decline of the competencies of the cu... Read more
Is the "race question" in South Africa just a black/white thing? When someone is accused of "playing the race card" are they contrasting blacks and whites only? These are questions posed by positive South African news website www.sagoodnews.co.za fou... Read more
One of the world's leading travel magazines, Condé Nast Travel Magazine, has listed the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world, and South African cities feature on both sides of the spectrum
The website Business Tech (http://businesstech.... Read more
T WAS THE LATE 1970's. The city, Chicago. Every weekend, glistening bodies let off huge pulsations of energy at the city’s night clubs. After all, much of the world was hooked on disco dance music. The repetitive beats and bass, synthesizer-driven melodies and sexy vocals seemed to unite club patrons everywhere. Yet unknown to most in the 70s, something far larger was in store for these unique musical prerequisites that make up what we South Africans snappily refer to as ‘doef doef’.
How can you move forward if you haven't learnt from the mistakes of your past?
Before rushing headlong into the New Year, making resolutions and focusing on new goals, take time to reflect on this year. Take a moment now to look back on 2008 and remind yourself of what you have accomplished.
Ndoyiya, a Queenstown native, has been cooking for Mandela since 1992. Her job interview consisted of just one question: "Can you cook our home food?"Well-versed in making traditional South African fare, Ndoyiya was hired immediately.