South Africa History - Boers, Zulus, Apartheid, Townships
Rock Art and Little Foot – South Africa’s Extraordinary Prehistory
Five of South Africa's top prehistoric sites whisk you back across three million years of history taking you on a journey of discovery through man's earliest evolution and first artist endeavours.
Apartheid Museum - Apartheid Museum Johannesburg
The Apartheid Museum charts race relations in South Africa from the Gauteng goldfields in the 1890s through the harrowing years of apartheid to freedom, truth and reconciliation in the 1990s. If you wish to understand South Africa, it is essential viewing.
Robben Island Tour
Robben Island Museum Tour, Cape Town, South Africa. Find out how to get Robben Island tour tickets, where the ferry departs from, what the tour entails, when you'll get to meet an ex-political prisoner and more.
Township Tours in South Africa: Voyeurism or Valuable Cultural Exchange?
Article on township tours in Cape Town and Soweto and the pros and cons of why tourists should consider taking a tour.
District Six – Cape Town's District Six
Cape Town's District Six - a district destroyed by apartheid slowly comes back to life with an excellent museum and theatre as the community rebuilds.
Lilliesleaf Farm - Secret HQ of South Africa's Liberation Struggle
Secret headquarters of the ANC during South Africa's liberation struggle, it was at Lilliesleaf Farm that the Rivonia Trial defendants were captured. The farm is now a compelling museum dedicated to the story of the struggle against apartheid.
Nelson Mandela Tour of South Africa
Nelson Mandela Tour. Tour South Africa in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, from the beautiful Wild Coast to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Visit Soweto, Apartheid Museum, Robben Island and more for this fascinating historical tour.
Constitution Hill – Constitution Hill, Apartheid Prison turned Supreme Court
Constitutional Hill, Apartheid prison turned supreme court in South Africa. Once one of South Africa's most notorious prisons, the site of the Old Fort, Braamfontein was deliberately chosen for the country's Constitutional Court, the highest in the land. The Court is dedicated to upholding a constitution dedicated to freedom and democracy.
Liberation Heritage Route: South Africa's Liberation Heritage Route
South Africa s National Heritage Council has proposed a new World Heritage Route to UNESCO based on sites that played a key role in the struggle against apartheid. It would be known as the Liberation Heritage Route . If accepted by UNESCO it would not only help to preserve this important period in South Africa's history, but would also make a...
Hector Pieterson Museum – A Memorial to the Soweto Uprisings
Description of the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, South Africa, a memorial to the children who marched and died on the streets of the city in 1976-77.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – A Biography
Biography of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of Nelson Mandela.
Robert Sobukwe – Robert Sobukwe: A Biography
Biography of PAC President and black nationalist leader, Robert Sobukwe (1924-1978).
Nelson Mandela: A Biography
Biography of Nelson Mandela, the first black, democratically elected President of South Africa.
Britain's Zulu War on the KwaZulu Battlefields
In 1879, the British invaded Zulu territory in the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, fighting some of the most famous battles in English history at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.
The Boer Wars – British v. Afrikaans on the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields
The two Boer Wars, between the British and the Afrikaans, for the control of South Africa were hard fought and often vicious conflicts involving great sacrifice and heroism on both sides. The repercussions have echoed through history.
Blood River - Tragic Boer-Zulu Battlefield
The massacre of Piet Retief and the Battle of Blood River destroyed trust between the Afrikaans and Zulus for 150 years. Its anniversary, on 16 December, is now the national Day of Reconciliation.
South Africa’s Coat of Arms
South Africa's Coat of Arms, the highest visual symbol of the state, was redesigned in 2000 and is rich with symbolism, from the Khoisan motto to the secretary bird, its protective wings outstretched across the nation.
South Africa's Emblems - flags, fish and flowers, the branding of a nation
From the flag and coat of arms to its fish and dish, this article gives you the low-down on the official emblems South Africa has chosen to represent it to the world – and why.
Steve Biko – Steve Biko: A Biography
Biography of Steve Biko, the leader of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, who died at the hands of the apartheid police, aged 30.