On Saturday the 24th of October a wary Springbok squad will tackle a devastatingly in-form All Blacks in a RWC 2015 Semi-Final set to thrill.
Bookies across the world seem to believe that the Kiwi’s are near guaranteed a win after their 50 point thrashing of the French. And most pundits seem to agree that while the Bokke are likely to show heart, they will be impotent to stop the continued blitzkreig of the black clad barbarians to the finals.
But a word of advice to the All-Blacks: disregard the guys in green and gold at your own peril – South Africa still has some of the fastest, strongest, hardest, smartest and most experienced players in the world. Continue reading
Around the braai or in a pub, South Africans love the taste of good brew. Whether at the game or at a music festival people of all classes, colours, and creeds regularly clamour for the unique refreshment of an ice-cold beer. South African Breweries has never looked healthier and the craft beer market has recently exploded in SA – Fokofpolisiekar recently launched their third craft beer, Hemel op die Platteland Amber Ale. The following are four interesting facts that explore the fascinating world of beer in South Africa. Continue reading
An artisanal beer making tsunami has hit SA in last few years and resulted in the following 135 craft breweries that have popped up throughout South Africa.
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The recent #RhodesMustFall and Open Stellenbosch campaigns at two of South Africa’s most prestigious Universities put the spotlight on the need (or at the very least, a popular desire) for racial transformation within the country’s system of higher education. Although 80% of the South African population is black only 14% of the country’s approximately 2,200 professors are black. This is quite the thought provoking statistic, one that is supplemented by the following four, equally interesting, statistics and facts about higher education in South Africa.
Lesley Erica Scott recently joined the long and illustrious list of South African innovators by winning the 2015 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) Special Prize for Social Impact. But how long before she and other young South African pioneers like her decide to trade these sunny shores for greener pastures abroad, as so many have done before?
On the 26 of September 2015 South Africa’s comedic firebrand, the progeny of a South African mother and a ‘chocolate loving’ Swiss father, Trevor Noah will replace John Stewart as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. In doing so the ‘day-walker’ has become the talk from Tinsel Town to Tulbagh. But few outside of South Africa (and probably only marginally more within the country) know about the rich history that our nation has in nurturing talents locally and exporting them internationally
Winter is quickly approaching and it appears that Eskom will, for the time being, remain the popular subject of vilification, eye rolling and recycled jokes. Load shedding, despite supposedly being a source of great linguistic humour to foreigners of all nationalities, continues to be a disheartening prospect for most locals, besides those afflicted with light fingers, generator salesmen and / or impromptu mediaeval re-enactment troupes.