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Reasons why you should attend the best festivals in the world

Festivals are wonderful occasions when you can break away from your daily life and go and immerse yourself in your favourite activity – whether it is food, music or poetry. It’s a time when you can explore new interests, meet new people and open up new avenues in your...

Will Wimbledon 2019 be an epic year?

No South African will ever forget Wimbledon 2018 when South African Kevin Anderson beat John Isner in a record-breaking semi-final, winning the second-longest match in Wimbledon history – six hours and 36 minutes! So what has Wimbledon 2019 in store for us? Here are...

Why is Beach Volleyball so Famous?

Everyone who loves beach volleyball will have their eyes on the north German city of Hamburg as the city hosts the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. Volleyball teams from around the world will all be battling it out on the sand from 29 June - 7 July 2019 for...

The Revelation of U-18 Craven Week Rugby

Bloemfontein’s Grey College are busy gearing up for the U-18 Craven Week,  which will be taking place July 1-6, 2019. The flagship tournament in the SA Rugby Youth Weeks series will operate at Grey College simultaneously with the Academy Week, while the Learners with...

The Michelin-Star restaurants that wins customers

Exciting news for food-lovers everywhere, the Michelin Star team have announced their new winners for 2019! If you love gourmet food, then it’s the perfect time to reserve a booking at these famous restaurants whose reservation lists will be bursting for the rest of...

Instagram influencers: This is what South African Professionals do

Instagram or ‘Insta’, as it is called by its devoted followers and influencers alike, has become a powerful marketing force in South Africa and the world in general. Currently there are over 3 907 000 Instagram users in South Africa, which accounts for 6.7% of the...

Reasons you should have family gatherings

If you are living abroad away from your family, having a family gathering can be a logistical and expensive issue as you fly your family members in from around the world – or fly your family back to South Africa to visit your extended family. Family gatherings are an...

Clear and unbiased facts about South Africa export

The South African export market is thriving, showing a massive 7% increase from 2017 to 2018 with South Africa shipping USD 94.4 billion worth of goods around the globe last year. South Africa’s export market makes up almost a third (29.5%) of South Africa’s total...

It’s all about Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea is such a popular drink in South Africa, it can almost be called our national drink! What’s more, the rest of the world has got wind of the amazing health benefits of Rooibos Tea and it can now be found in many countries around the world, much to the...

National anthem project: Celebrating the spirit of South Africa

South Africa’s national anthem Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika has a special place in the hearts of all South Africans and in December 2017 our unique anthem, that incorporates five of the eleven spoken languages in South Africa, received international acclaim. The Economist...

Less = More with South Africa’s child heroes

Youth day will soon be here on 16 June. On this day we celebrate the youth of South Africa, and what better way to do this than highlight South African child heroes who have made a difference to the world around them with their bravery and determination.   South...

Learn exactly why young people have heart attacks

Heart attacks and congestive heart failure used to be something that occurred amongst older generations, but increasingly one hears about a young person, like Miss Teen Universe, Lotte van der Zee, who suffered and died from a heart attack at just 19. In this article...

Food you must try in…

Every country and even some cities have their own iconic food or dishes that you have to try to truly experience the local culture, as you travel and explore food around the world. If you are travelling or living abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England and...

Want to step up your gardening? You need to read this first

Wherever you are living, June is an important time in the garden. If you are living in the northern hemisphere, you will be in the middle of summer and you might be wondering what to plant in June to enjoy your garden before autumn arrives. For those of us in the...

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