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Mike Botha: Famous South African with Big Rocks

Mike Botha: Famous South African with Big Rocks

South Africa is famous for big, sparkling lumps of compressed coal. Ever since the first discovery in 1867 and the subsequent unearthing of the world’s largest (the Cullinan Diamond) in 1905, people have gone crazy for our diamonds, and Mike Botha is one such...
Marula Oil: Africa’s Magic Oil

Marula Oil: Africa’s Magic Oil

One of SA’s most magical botanicals, the marula fruit tree (Sclerocarya birrea) is native to parts of southern Africa, and while the marula fruit been a significant part of African culture and folklore for centuries, marula oil only recently been discovered by the...
Cool South African Animal Facts

Cool South African Animal Facts

How many South African animals can you name right now? The list would be rather extensive, wouldn’t it? South Africa is blessed with a plethora of wildlife. In fact, there aren’t many places in the world with such prolific fauna and flora. When most people think of...
Richest people in South Africa: Who are they?

Richest people in South Africa: Who are they?

It’s the kind of money that most can only dream about. It’s so many zeroes after the digits that it’s easy to lose count. It’s incomprehensible wealth, and it’s alive and well in South Africa, of all places. Who are the richest people in South Africa? How did they...
Easter 2020

Easter 2020

Easter is just around the corner and with it comes the promise of fun Easter egg hunts, munching Beacon marshmallow eggs, and feasting on buttery Hot Cross buns and tea. Ah, all of the things that make a South African Easter a favourite time of year. But what if you...