In celebration of South Africa’s Heritage Month, we’ve compiled a list of the best monuments, heritage sites and cultural points of attraction around the country. Read about a few of our top reasons to see South Africa.
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History and Politics
August is Women’s Month in South Africa. It is a time when we honour and celebrate the countless women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and equality of others. Today we take a look at some of the iconic female freedom fighters and political activists that were instrumental in fighting for South Africa’s liberation.
On the 9th of August, South Africans celebrate National Women’s Day to commemorate the Women’s March of 1956. Read about the history of National Women’s Day and find out how you can celebrate this year.
The only six-coloured national flag in the world, the South African flag, first used on 27 April 1994, was designed to symbolize unity and to represent the convergence of the many diverse elements within the South African society. In the following post, we describe the history and meaning of the South African flag in detail.
On June 16 each year, South Africans celebrate Youth Day. Youth Day commemorates the Soweto Uprising, which took place on 16 June 1976, and recognises the role of the youth in the liberation of South Africa from the apartheid regime. The following post aims to explain the history of Youth Day, the Soweto Uprisings and the story of Hector Pieterson.
Educational, engaging and informative, the stories of South Africa are told with humility and respect at a number of museums, monuments and various points across the country.