Today we celebrate

Today we celebrate

Today we celebrate. We share a meal with those we love. We feel the sun on our faces and we smile. We plant our roots firmly in the soil we…

Mahlzeit!

Mahlzeit!

It was the dream of farming cotton of all things that resulted in today’s German community of Hermannsburg in Kwazulu-Natal. The venture failed, but the German community survived. South Africans…

Kalí óreksi! Greeks in South Africa

Kalí óreksi! Greeks in South Africa

Once upon a time, a 13 year-old-boy escaped from Nazi-occupied Greece with his father and 7 Allied soldiers. For three days, they drifted at sea, unsure of their fate. As…

Piatto ricco, mi ci ficco

Piatto ricco, mi ci ficco

Has any food culture had more impact on the world than Italian? Today we enjoy pizza, pasta, minestrone and sangria at many restaurants and chains. But Italian cuisine is so…

Over the seas: Portuguese in South Africa

Over the seas: Portuguese in South Africa

Saldanha. Agulhas. Algoa Bay. Bahia Formosa. South Africa’s coastline is full of clues to the language spoken by European explorers. Our history has left linguistic footprints on our geography, and…

Izikhothane Trifle

Izikhothane Trifle

We’ve done a trifle recipe before, but it is a Sunday, and this is South Africa’s favourite dessert. Ours has a suitable township twist. You will need: 2 cans of…

Heita amajita! Tsotsitaal, scamto and kasi slang

Heita amajita! Tsotsitaal, scamto and kasi slang

South African townships have distinct dialects all of their own. Whether you call them tsotsitaal, scamto (or scamtho) or kasi slang, these are patois that combine different languages and cultural influences….

A more monate Christmas to the police

We had a few Christmas cards left over. So we thought about how we could use them to make a positive difference to someone. At the Soweto Festival of Light…

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Light and Laughter in Soweto

The Soweto Festival of Lights is being held for the second time at the Mofolo South Nursery. Organised by Johannesburg City Parks and sponsored by Tiger Brands, it’s a way…

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12 Taxis Hooting

If you look carefully at the passengers in the taxi, you’ll see that one of them is Tol Ass Mo, who features in the KOO More Monate show (watch one…