South Africa

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Svea De
Nelson Mandela

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADIBA The avid rugby supporter A picture of young Nelson taken in the 40's On July 18, 1918, Mandela was born along the Mbashe River in the village of Mvezo, in the Umtata district. and the BBC both report that Mandela was "born Rolihlahla Dalibhunga." Mandela explains in his 1994 autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that he was given the English name "Nelson" by his teacher Miss Mdingane on his first day at school, which he explains was a common practice within…

Sprinbokkies are a traditional drink made of layered peppermint liqueur and creamy Amarula.


With national pride bursting from South Africa's seams, it seemed only fitting to indulge in one of our best-kept secrets - marula cream li...


Funnies for Thursday

Dear Family & Friends, Apologies for the lack of Funnies since Sunday! I have been completely reorganising my computers and have therefore been "Off the air". Now we're back with a bumper edition for your pleasure... 1. An unexpected event at the Taco Bell 2. What a lot of birdies! But What are they??? 3. Whay happens if you cry in space? Answer from the ISS 4. Compilation of the best of the best 2013 Gallery Go to Jail! Cool idea Thanks Vivian! What's Diabetus? New version of Hangman Cruel…


Resep 1: ‘Proe nes Ouma s’n’-karringmelkbeskuit


Traditional craft market next to the road in Southern Africa

Traditional Craft Market Next To The Main Road , Mbabane , Swaziland

Another stunning copyrighted image available for sale or licence through Photographers Direct.

Reason:  The country with the most official languages is the Republic of South Africa with 11. These are: English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, siSwati, isiNdebele and Tshivenda.   India has 18 languages that are recognised by its constitution and can be considered as official, however the difference is that each language is recognised as the official language of a certain area e.g Kashmiri in Kashmir.

The languages we speak at home

A fascinating look at what percentage of South Africans use which languages at home.

BoKaap neighborhood of Cape Town. Lovely colours.


Although English is widely spoken throughout South Africa, so is Afrikaans and it has certainly made its way into everyday language. Afrikaans is a daughter language of Dutch, but the influence of other languages and accents transformed it into a distinct tongue over the centuries. As so often ha...

Wire art sold on the streets of Cape Town African cartel (12)

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Shining a light on Africa

Brewed in Stellenbosch

Savanna Premium Dry Cider - South Africa

Savanna Premium Dry Cider is a supreme quality Cider. This refreshing beverage is made from the finest Granny Smith Apples in South Africa Found via

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SA Poetry Girl

There are only 3 choices in love: freedom, or madness, or death. If you cannot be free and you dare not face death you must go mad. And do you know what happens to a woman who goes mad? Internal combustion. She burns. That's what happens. She burns. ~Andre Brink~

keep calm meme