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All The Things You Will Miss If You Leave South Africa
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All The Things You Will Miss If You Leave South Africa

You may have noticed. Not everyone is committed to staying in South Africa. But no matter where you go if you leave South Africa, sooner or later, nostalgia will kick in  - whether it’s when you’re browsing in a bookstore, or getting caught in yet another rain...
Mandela’s South Africa – Mandela-infused sites to visit
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Mandela’s South Africa – Mandela-infused sites to visit

Mandela was branded a communist terrorist by the apartheid government and spent 27 years in prison as a result. Despite this, he was instrumental in bringing about a peaceful reconciliation in a country torn apart by racism, was loved and revered throughout th...
Words of wisdom: 20 of the greatest Quotes by South Africans (including a selection by Mandela)
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Words of wisdom: 20 of the greatest Quotes by South Africans (including a selection by Mandela)

"I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land" And whilst I would love to claim the ...
5 Top Struggle Sites In South Africa
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5 Top Struggle Sites In South Africa

The history of South Africa is a mottled one. Like every country in the world, there are sad and tragic elements to it. However, the Rainbow Nation is differentiated by its being able to harness the pain and create a positive heritage from it. This educates it...
Freedom Day 27 April in South Africa
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Freedom Day 27 April in South Africa

You have to love the simplicity with which public holidays in countries, the world over, are named. South Africa’s Freedom Day is no exception. Independence and liberty are two words that come soberly to mind when taking a moment to reflect upon what this day ...
Book review Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
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Book review Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

In 1988, 31 years after I first arrived in the Cape, I left the country in order to join my partner in the active management of a small business I had acquired in the American Mid-West. For years  thereafter I was unable to follow events in South Africa, pa...
Mandela Square – A Popular Venue for Tourists
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Mandela Square – A Popular Venue for Tourists

Situated in the heart of Sandton Central, in Johannesburg, the Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class Sandton hotels and restaurants. The popular Sandton City Shopping Centre is adjacent to the Square and is a shopper’s paradise. Sandton Square ...
Mandela Day – Give 67 minutes of your time
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Mandela Day – Give 67 minutes of your time

In an effort to celebrate Nelson Mandela's legacy the Nelson Mandela Foundation is urging the globe to join together in their bid to create an official Mandela Day (18 July). This day will not only be symbolic in celebrating the man who changed South African h...