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South Africa Online ® offers an excellent array of work from various contributors who share their expertise and knowledge on subjects such as South African agriculture, heritage, culture, geography, history and nature. They play a vital role in providing factual writing and photography that enhances one’s understanding of South African life as displayed through South Africa Online ®

Our contributors are all acclaimed professional, academically-focused individuals who add valuable know-how to the website’s archive of educational information. South Africa Online ® has a team of translators who are dedicated to realizing our aim of making educational material about South Africa accessible in all 11 official South African languages. Contact us if you are interested in joining our team of translators.

Alan Rosenberg

Alan began teaching early in his career and specialized in the following technologies which he presents in training courses to students and ...more

Ananda Schoeman

Ananda Schoeman is a freelance translator and from early in her life had a keen interest in different cultures and languages....more

Andile Bhala

Andile Bhala is a documentary and street portrait photographer based in Soweto, South Africa. He has always seen things in a different way a...more

Ann Gadd

Ann spent 15 years working in advertising as an Art Director. Ann has had 22 books published across a variety of subjects that interest her....more

Benjamin Pogrund

Benjamin Pogrund is a South African journalist and author. He was raised in Cape Town and became one of the most influential reporters durin...more

Bongani Matabane

Bongani Matabane is from Johannesburg, but currently resides in Cape Town, he recently finished studying a BA Communication Science degree a...more

Busisiwe Skhosana

My name is Busisiwe Prudance Skhosana, I was born and raised at the place called Kammelrivier B, former Kwandebele under the province of Mpu...more

Carla Lottering

Carla Lottering is a passionate writer and journalist at SouthAfrica.co.za. Recently graduating with a National Diploma in Journalism from t...more

Carol Lazar

Carol Lazar - journalist, author. Full-time reporter, editor for Rand Daily Mail, Sunday Express, The Star, various magazines, international...more

Chris Daly

Chris Daly joined the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA), receiving a Fellowship in 2011, as he served for a number of years as Dir...more

David Bristow

David Bristow is a photojournalist and one of South Africa’s most experienced nature and environmental travel writers....more

David Fleminger

David Fleminger is a South African travel writer and director, working within the media industry for over 25 years. All of David Fleminger...more

Dr Carel Muller

Dr Carel Muller has, since 1980, been involved in Dairy Cattle Research at the Elsenburg Research Farm of the Western Cape Department of Agr...more

Dr Jim Robinson

Dr James Robinson - known in the industry as Dr Jim - was born in Pretoria in 1933 and qualified as a Veterinarian at Onderstepoort in 1955....more

Dr Tlou Masehela

Dr Tlou Masehela is currently employed as a Scientist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and leads the programme ...more

Eric Miller

Eric Miller ranks among the most prolifically published and experienced photojournalists in South Africa....more

Glenneis Kriel

Glenneis Kriel loves writing about agriculture, especially articles that inspire farmers to become more efficient and sustainable....more

Henk Stander

Henk Stander is the principal technical manager from the aquaculture division within the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of ...more

Ikalafeng Maedi

Ikalafeng Maedi was born in Johannesburg and completed Matric at Damelin College, he developed an interest in reading at an early age and a...more

Ike Ngobeni

Ike Ngobeni, is a former on air personality, professional voice over artist and currently a panelist adjudicator of the National Community R...more

Jacques Marais

Jacques Marais is a professional photographer and author, who regularly contributes to a range of premium travel, adventure and outdoor maga...more

James Pietersen

James Pietersen is a professional wine taster and currently manages the South African wine portfolio at Wine Cellar Fine Wine Merchants....more

Jean-Francois Sobiecki

Jean-Francois Sobiecki B.Sc.Hons. EthnoBot. (UJ)., Dipl Clin Nutr. (Aus) is a pioneering South African ethnobotanist (medicinal plant resear...more

Jo-Anne Smetherham

Jo-Anne Smetherham is also author of ‘The Nevergiveups’, the stories of six South African grandmothers, which she produced with photogra...more

Joe Latakgomo

Joe Latakgomo wrote the text for internationally acclaimed photographer Peter Magubane’s photographic commemoration of the June 1976 unres...more

Johan Boshoff

Johan Boshoff is a South African writer and well-known diving expert and a keen underwater videographer and photographer. Boshoff was the ed...more

Johannes Nkosinathi

Mahlangu Johannes Nkosinathi, a BA Media Studies & IsiNdebele Honours degree graduate from University of Venda, was born 10 February 1993 in...more

Justin Fox

Justin Fox is a Capetonian travel writer, novelist and photographer. He is a Rhodes University graduate and received a doctorate in English...more

Karl Svendsen

In 1993 Karl gave up his career as an artisan on the open-cast mines in South Africa to travel around the world with his wife and child, whi...more

Karoline Steenekamp

Karoline Steenekamp has been involved with rabbit breeding since the 1950’s when she shadowed her mother, Marion Keller, a judge, breeder ...more

Khalirendwe Nekhavhambe

Khalirendwe was born on 26 February 1988, at Siloam hospital. And she stay in a small village called Dopeni village....more

Khensani Makondo

Khensani Makondo was born and bred in Kagiso. She is Tsonga and originates from Nthlaveni block H. Khensani lives and breathes travel....more

Kwezi Kobus

Kwezi Kobus is a film and TV actor, producer, writer, director, social/arts development activist and community leader. He has 30 years exper...more

Langa Khanyile

Langa Khanyile is a consummate writer, Zulu translator, copy editor, language practitioner, private tutor and trainer....more

Lawrence Ndou

Lawrence Ndou is a father of three, staying in Johannesburg (Soweto), founder and director of a small company called Batsumi that deals in S...more

Lebogang Sewela

Lebogang is a passionate writer and therefore, runs her own blog and is an author of 2 published books....more

Leonie Joubert

Leonie Joubert is a notable South African writer who focuses on science as storytelling that engages with pressing issues such as climate an...more

Louise Brodie

Louise Brodie has contributed original content on vegetable production in South Africa as well as a broad range of agricultural images of fo...more

Maletsatsi Sejake

Maletsatsi Sejake is a qualified Somatologist, but has created a name for herself as a turntable DJ and a radio personality at Lesedi FM, kn...more

Marian Shinn

Marian Shinn was one of the prominent journalists who wrote on the 1976 Alexandra Uprisings. She has worked at various other South African p...more

Marinda Louw

Marinda is a Photographer and Journalist who started her career with a BSc. (Agric) Degree in Food Science from the Stellenbosch University....more

Megan Emmett

Megan Emmett has a deep and abiding passion about the intricacies of the South African bush. she is currently the senior producer for the SA...more

Nchema Rapoo

Nchema Rapoo hails from a mining village of Luka in Rustenburg, Nchema is obsessed with the correct use of the Setswana language....more

Nina Joubert

Nina Joubert is a vegetarian with her body in the Mother City and her heart in the bushveld, she is a copywriter with a passion for conserva...more

Nokuzola Maselwa

Xhosa Translator with a TV production background, I boast with vast experience in production of various television series and shows....more

Nwabisa Ngumbela

Nwabisa is a wanderlust trapped in the mind of a writer, When she isn't writing, transcribing or translating Zulu, she's nit-picking the min...more

Peter Delaney

Peter Delaney is an Irish wildlife and landscape fine art photographer based in South Africa. Peter Delaney has been published in the Nation...more

Peter Magubane

Dr Peter Magubane, an internationally renowned photojournalist, was born on 18 January 1932 in Vrededorp and raised in Sophiatown....more

Phindile Malotana

Phindile Malotana from Swaziland, studied in Swaziland and moved to South Africa in 2009....more

Prayer Ndu Skosana

My name is Prayer Ndu Skosana, I am a 21-year-old student who's doing an English degree at the University of Johannesburg....more

Prince Zoza Shongwe

Prince Zoza Shongwe was born in Johannesburg and he was raised in Dumbe (Paulpietersburg) in northern KwaZulu-Natal....more

Professor Sandra Klopper

Sandra Klopper has a long career as an art historian and university administrator at several major universities in South Africa....more

Raymond Louw

Raymond Louw is an editorial consultant and a freelance writer on media, politics and governmental affairs. Throughout his lengthy career, L...more

Roger and Pat De La Harpe

Roger and Pat de la Harpe are a photography, videography and writing duo who regularly venture into Africa in pursuit of African imagery and...more

Sebongile Sonopo

My name is Sebongile Sonopo, I was born in the 80's in Botshabelo, in the Free State. I started my radio career at Mosupatsela Community Rad...more

Shem Compion

Shem Compion’s photographic interests range from wildlife and action to landscapes, people, reportage and sports photography....more

Thabelo Mavhutha

Thabelo Mavhutha is a performance artist. Born and raised in a village known as Tshifulanani in Venda Limpopo Province; the circumstances of...more

Thandokuhle Motha

Thandokuhle Motha is a 23-year-old male currently serving articles as a Candidate Attorney at a law firm based in Johannesburg....more

Tracey Derrick

Tracey Derrick is a South African freelance photographer, based in Cape Town in the Western Cape. She predominantly documents social issues...more

Wendy Toerien

A practice that Wendy Toerien follows to this day, on the advice of a huge but humble South African winemaking figure interviewed at the fam...more

Zizipho Silwana

Zizipho Silwana currently lives in Cape Town, She has a National diploma in Human Resource Management. She is an avid travel writer....more

Zodwa Makondo

My Name is Zodwa Makondo, I am from Alexandra Township Johannesburg, I am a mom and a lover of languages and culture. I work as a Xhosa tran...more