Sport and Culture

South Africa Culture – South African Authors – Gordimer and J.M. Coetzee

South Africa has produced a diversity of writers many of whom have distinguished themselves in the literary world. With 11 official languages, writers from nearly all the recognized tongues of South Africa including  English, Afrikaans, Sesotho and Setswana have made their literary mark in both fiction and factual works. Two […]

South Africa – South African Languages – Afrikaans

South Africa has eleven official languages and the third most spoken language in the country is Afrikaans. There are approximately 6 million people whose mother tongue is Afrikaans, about 13% of the South African population. Afrikaans is the youngest member of the Germanic group of languages, originating from the 17th […]

Sport In South Africa – South African Boxing – The Toweel Family

In South Africa,   the name Toweel was at one time tantamount to saying boxing. The Toweel family made an extraordinary impact and contribution to the sport in 20th century South Africa. The most famous member of the Toweel family was Vic (Victor Anthony, born in Benoni in the Transvaal (Gauteng) […]