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Slops, Sarmie and Muti. The Best Short South African Slang

In South Africa we love the diminutive and the shortened word as much as the next far-flung English-speaking country - arvie for afternoon, mozzie for mosquito, and...

SA Citizen Using Boat App Raises Alarm Over Possible Chinese Poaching

All but one of a group of trawlers suspected of fishing illegally in South African waters managed to evade the SA Navy patrol boat, after numerous...
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At Last! 33 Rescued Lions Bound for Forever Home in SA

Almost three dozen lions that were rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia since 2014 are finally going to make the last stage of their journey...
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A Sneak Peek at SA’s Stand at the Chelsea Flower Show

No, that's not actually the South African stand at the Chelsea Flower Show. It's a miniature, which was unveiled to the public on Thursday in...
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Cape Town Gets New Flights from Gatwick

British Airways will start flying to Cape Town from Gatwick airport later in 2016, adding to the existing daily flights from London's Heathrow, the airline announced on...
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6 South African TV Journalists Who’ve Gone Global

Anyone watching news reports in England, the US or Australia these days might be struck by a growing phenomenon - South African accents. More...
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Hit BBC Series ‘Midwife’ to Shoot in South Africa

The popular BBC series "Call the Midwife" - which many are discovering and growing addicted to, now that "Downton Abbey" is over - will...
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12 of South Africa’s Best Movies You Might Have Missed

We all know about "Tsotsi", which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and Leon Schuster's blockbusters that people might titters at but go see anyway....
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“Cows Licking Fire” and 11 Other Zany ANC Quotes of the...

The Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson made a speech to Parliament last week that some people on social media compared to a person on an acid trip, talking about...
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10 Hidden Gems of Cape Town

From secret beaches to speakeasies to best views of the sunset to a party where you showcase your favourite artist, Catherine Franklin uncovers some of...

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