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.

South Africa Online ® 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.

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 re...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

Guide to South African Cuisine

South Africa’s cuisine is as diverse and colourful as its rainbow nation. With influences from the indigenous population, along with the D...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,...more

Food Dialogues: Localising Cape Town's Food System

The Food Dialogues were conceived of and produced by the Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) as a 10-part series of talks on the food system in Cap...more

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 ...more

Official South African National Symbols

After the first democratic elections in 1994, the National Symbols Commission took the responsibility of asking the South African public wha...more

Day of Reconciliation

On 16 December 1995, for the first time, South Africa celebrated a Day of Reconciliation whereby both the Afrikaner and liberation struggle ...more

June 16th 1976, the Start of Change

They realised their parents, teachers and school boards had been unable to persuade the apartheid government to change its iniquitous policy...more

Social Innovation in South Africa

South Africa is often regarded as an entrepreneurial leader in Sub-Saharan Africa. We have made significant progress in overcoming our socia...more

Recreational Sports in South Africa

Recreational sports in South Africa have long entertained citizens with organised sporting events, friendly group socialisation and outdoor ...more

South Africa Recreational Activities

South Africa is a playground for any and all holiday-makers - it’s the ideal country to visit if you are a thrill-seeker looking for adven...more