Fri, Jun 9, 2023

Basil D'Oliveira

Final innings for Basil D’Oliveira

A celebrated batsman and an accomplished bowler, South African-born all-rounder Basil D'Oliveira passed away in England, his adopted country for over four decades. He died...

World Leaders praise Mandela

by Mary Alexander Leaders across the world extended birthday wishes to former South African president Nelson Mandela on 18 July. US President Barack Obama: US President...

Your South African Shout Out…#1 Security Guard Lesiba

So there are LOTS of wonderful South Africans who do some pretty awesome things, many of which go unnoticed or which we have no...
Fiji Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald

Brave South African Expat becomes Fiji’s Newest Hero

South African expat, Major General Bernadus Groenewald, is making headlines in Fiji, Australia and New Zealand with his bravery. Groenewald, who happens to be the...
Lanseria Emergency Landing

WATCH VIDEOS: Pilot’s ‘Textbook’ Emergency Landing in South Africa + More

A pilot in South Africa managed to execute a textbook emergency landing on Thursday at Lanseria International Airport. And it was all caught on film...
Home in South Africa

South Africa – To Stay or To Go?

I didn’t want to write this blog. Because it seems like whenever South Africans get into the discussion of whether to stay or whether...

As Xenophobia Abates, Exhibit Recalls Tragic War

The photographic exhibit ‘On the Frontline’ couldn’t be more timely. With the xenophobic attacks on nationals from other African countries barely off the front...
Part of SANBI Kirstenbosch RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 exhibit. © Kay Montgomery

South Africa Wins Silver at Famous Flower Show…with a Little Global...

Against all odds, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI-Kirstenbosch) was yesterday awarded a Silver Gilt at the Chelsea Flower Show for what is...

Load Shedding in South Africa: Surviving in the Dark

Ever since the South African power supplier, Eskom, has been struggling to cope with its capacity, regular blackouts have become a part of South...
Kelly Shelton Lennox

South African Petrol Attendant Brings A Smile to Social Media

Meet Lennox, the latest South African to be turned into an overnight sensation on social media thanks to a fellow citizen appreciating his kind...