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SA Rocks

  • Get out there and see South Africa!
    Eita everybody! A very big, a warm, South African handshake for everybody. For those of you who don’t know what a South African handshake is, check it out. For those of you who do know, check out the link too – quite cool, thanks so much ubuntu bridge for the video! So, the last bit of [...]
  • NicSocks – Proudly South African Stylish Men’s Socks
    Being proudly South African and using local manufacturers is becoming quite an important part of the local fashion scene. With this in mind it’s my pleasure to write about a new mens fashion brand that has launched called NicSocks. is a subscription sock service for men. All the socks are locally produced and made [...]
  • Santa’s Shoebox Project (
    Se-ve-n! For those of you who are confused by that greeting, you have some reading to do below. Head back this way when you are done. … Right, now that we are all at the same place, lets have a little read here. What I can guarantee from this article is warm smile once you [...]

SA Good News

  • Construction and Engineering Skills Shortage Tackled By Labori High School
    In an effort to alleviate the skills shortage in the building industry and engineering fields, Labori High School, the only school in Paarl and one of very few in the country to offer the full technical as well as academic portfolio, is working together with the private sector to prepare their learners for the world of work.

  • A View on the General State of Child Welfare in South Africa
    History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children

    - Nelson Mandela

    Our children are growing up in a vastly different world to the one we inhabited as children. It is a great deal more murky with some facing extremely challenging situations at a very tender age. Alma Torlage from SOS Children’s Villages takes a closer look at the lives of South African children and the challenges that lower-income households face.

  • Unemployed SA runner shines at London Marathon
    Siya Mqambeli, one of three South Africans sponsored for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run in the Virgin Money London Marathon, finished the race in 36th position overall at the weekend.