Our Nation

© Andile Bhala
The stories of everyday people of South Africa are as important to tell as the stories of our leaders. The average citizen forms the backbone of our country and enhances its history, culture and social science within society. South Africa is home to over 55 million people, and these people all have bittersweet narratives that form South Africa’s unique and beautiful humanity.

SouthAfrica.co.za showcases a range of stories from the often silent majority of South Africa - the everyday citizen, surviving and thriving, working within their communities to better their lives and those of others. Stories of unique women, children and men are told that fully embody the beauty, hardships and triumphs of ordinary South Africans.

EarthWorks - Farm Labourers in the Swartland

Piet and Hendrik are farm labourers, they live on the farm where they work and through them, I have got to know other workers in the valley - most are related in some way or another...more

Food Security in South Africa

Food security is about so much more than just how much food we grow. 'Urban food security is the emerging development issue of this century,' argues the African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN)....more

Health of South Africa

South Africa’s public health system is a network of medical care across the country, providing access to treatment for all South Africans....more

New South African National Symbols

After the first democratic elections in 1994, the National Symbols Commission took the responsibility of asking the South African public what the symbols of national unity should look and sound like....more

Women of South Africa

Women of South Africa are a unique kind of wonderful - they are strong, beautiful and resilient in their everyday lives. South Africa has remarkable, ground-shaking women...more