SA Teen Arabella talks about her Debut Single & Awesome Video

By SAPeople 27-03-14 11:30

This is Arabella Latham’s debut single below – “Like This” – and it’s awesome. She’s 16, from Durban and  has the voice of an über cool angel. She writes all her own music and lyrics, plays guitar and sings. Here the South African schoolgirl – who’s in Grade 11 – talks to SAPeople about her first guitar, […]

Stormers Launch their Super Rugby Season with Preview Video

By SAPeople 22-02-14 15:01

As the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby season kicks off this evening for the DHL Stormers, the team has published a preview video discussing their thoughts on the upcoming season. Tonight the Western Province team will face the Lions (whose season began last week when they beat the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein 21-20). “I’m very pleased and […]

Brent Lindeque

Catching Up with Brent Lindeque – the Guy who Changed One Thing

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:17

It’s been less than three weeks since Brent Lindeque uploaded his ‘South African NekNomination’ video and changed one thing…which changed everything. Today he spoke to SAPeople about optimism, South Africa and his day job. On 31 January Brent uploaded his Neknomination challenge in which he had changed the social media game’s rules and done something […]

South Africa’s White Slums – Video

By SAPeople 20-02-14 15:32

EuroNews, a European news channel featuring international news, published a documentary recently about Coronation Park – a squatter camp in Krugersdorp, South Africa, where a lot of impoverished white (and black) people live. They describe this camp as one of a growing number of townships becoming populated mostly by white Afrikaners who are facing poverty […]

Otelo Burning film poster

Otelo Burning now Available for South Africans Abroad

By SAPeople 20-02-14 09:59

Award-winning South African drama ‘Otelo Burning’is now available for people outside of South Africa to download and watch. The film tells the emotional coming-of-age story about three teenagers in a township who discover joy – and freedom – through surfing at the end of apartheid. It’s based on a true story. ‘Otelo Burning’ was screened […]

Boers at the end of the World

The Boers at the End of the World – Video Trailer

By SAPeople 20-02-14 06:24

Over a century ago, after losing to the British in the Anglo Boer War, 600 Afrikaner Boer families left South Africa and set off on their journey away from their beloved homeland, becoming perhaps the country’s first expats! They travelled across the ocean to a remote and desolate corner of Patagonia in Argentina, where they’ve remained […]

Music tells South Africa’s ubuntu story

By SAPeople Contributor 17-02-14 09:32

The Big Apple will welcome South Africa for three weeks in October, when the city’s iconic Carnegie Hall will host a music and arts festival focusing on the nation, called Ubuntu. An exciting array of events has been planned for the famous space and for partner venues throughout New York City. Audiences will be able to explore the dynamic and […]

Anne Hirsch and Bobby Skinstad

Bobby Skinstad talks to Anne Hirsch about Cape Tens Rugby, Naas Botha and NikNaks

By SAPeople 12-02-14 21:14

The inimitable Anne Hirsch descended on the Cape Town Tens a few days ago to get to grips with a few rugby facts…and rugby players…particularly “hottie Bobby Skinstad”. “The Cape Town Tens is the world’s biggest Tens rugby tournament,” she says. “So what better environment to interview the hashtag hottie Bobby Skinstad in? “The Bobmeister […]

Kim Engelbrecht and Janez Vermeiren

Romantic Advert Featuring South Africans goes Viral

By SAPeople 20-02-14 06:25

A romantic advert featuring two South Africans has gone viral, enjoying over 1,5-million views in less than a week since it was uploaded to YouTube on February 7. The commercial – for Schwarzkopf Nectra Color – features Top Billing and Top Travel host Janez Vermeiren and former Isidingo actress Kim Engelbrecht…who also happens to be exactly who […]

South Africa vs Australia cricket test series

Aussie Captain Praises Proteas Ahead of Opening Test

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:44

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke heaped praise on the Proteas during a press briefing ahead of today’s Opening Test at Super Sport Park in Centurion, and predicted it would be a tough challenge playing the SA team in “their own backyard”. He said the South African cricket team had rightfully “earned the number one ranking ” […]


Nando’s upload RakNomination Video – in the Spirit of Ubuntu

By SAPeople 11-06-15 16:49

And here it is. The Nando’s RakNomination is ready to view. Beautiful. South African. See video below. They posted the following three-minute video, with this message on their Facebook page, just minutes ago: “To eat is a necessity, but to eat together… that is a beautiful thing! “Siyabonga South Africa, in the spirit of Unbuntu […]

Lily Allen is back…with a song she filmed in South Africa

By SAPeople 09-02-14 00:38

British pop star Lily Allen goes on a dreamy kind of South African safari in her latest music video ‘Air Balloon’. Filmed on location near Cape Town, the video features landscapes that are both familiar…and well…not so familiar, with the star sitting astride (and lying upon) a zebra and a cheetah, as well as dancing […]

Yolande Korkie’s Final Plea for Release of Her Husband Pierre

By SAPeople 08-02-14 18:06

Our hearts and prayers go out to Yolande Korkie and her family for the very safe release of her husband, Pierre, who has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Yemen since May last year. Tomorrow – 8 February 2014 – is the deadline for an approximately $1-million ransom to be paid for the South African […]

Feel Something from South African Singer in the USA

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:17

Zarni de Wet has a beautiful voice. American musician John Mayer says  “I just want to hear it again”. And we thought you may want to hear it too.  The 24-year-old singer-songwriter tells SAPeople about the inspiration behind her song ‘Feel Something’, her move to America, and the bittersweet importance of feelings. So, what was […]

South Africa – you’ve been nominated to #ChangeOneThing

By SAPeople 06-02-14 18:16

Joining the movement to turn social media game #NekNomination into a good thing, KFC South Africa has donated R25,000 to Add Hope; and has nominated all South Africans to take part too. KFC’s MD Doug Smart said KFC is “nominating you all to #ChangeOneThing by adding hope in-store or online at” In other words, […]

It’s #RakNomination time and Corporate South Africa is doing it!

By SAPeople 06-02-14 15:11

It’s official (well, as official as social media trends go) – the #neknomination hashtag has evolved into #raknomination, with ‘rak’ being an acronym for Random Acts of Kindness. And SA Breweries is already in on the action. The hashtag was coined by a guy in Ireland who was moved by the tragic deaths of two […]

South African NekNomination

NekNomination Craze gets Great Twists in South Africa

By SAPeople 20-02-14 06:26

A South African guy – Brent Lindeque – has put a positive spin on the binge-drinking NekNomination craze which has recently claimed the lives of a couple of players. #NekNomination – which is believed to have begun in Australia – began trending last month, and an Irish NekNomination Facebook page gathered 10,000 followers in less […]

New South African TV Ad Hailed as Better than any Super Bowl Commercial

By SAPeople 26-03-18 22:46

While huge brands fought it out last night to capture the world’s attention at the Super Bowl in the USA – where the commercials are as hotly anticipated as the NFL game itself – a South African ad has surpassed them all. Grab some tissues and watch the ad…created for Bell’s Whisky. Elite Daily website […]

They Tried to Make Me Buy an E-Tag – Video

By SAPeople 01-02-14 13:10

The people in Gauteng are REALLY not happy with their new eToll system. Added to all the other jokes that have already done the rounds, here’s a light-hearted parody in the style of Amy Winehouse’s 2006 hit single “Rehab”. The video calls for people to donate to OUTA (Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance). OUTA is […]

SA Teen Grabs Spotlight with One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’

By SAPeople 29-01-14 10:23

A South African teenager is grabbing international attention thanks to a competition being run by American Idol TV show host Ryan Seacrest. And right now she needs our vote to make it through to the next round! Filipa’s YouTube upload was chosen by Seacrest to compete in the worldwide competition: Favourite Cover of One Direction‘s hit […]

Marine Craig Buchanan receives the Military Cross at Buckinham Palace

Southern African Hero Receives Medal for “Pretty Hairy Day”

By SAPeople 29-01-14 11:05

A young Southern African hero has been officially presented with the Military Cross for “great courage in the face of the enemy”. Twenty-six year-old Marine Craig Buchanan was presented with the decoration for his outstanding bravery by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday (see video below). With typical South African candour, Craig referred to […]

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