South African born & raised, Charlize Theron visiting with youth in her home country.
The green stamps and the red one marked Z. Afr. Republiek are from Dutch South Africa. It was independent from 1856 until 1877 and then again from 1881-1900 when the British conquered it. I'm still doing some ID, but I believe the green stamps are from the 1883 printing, and the red one from 1883 or 1885. The other stamp (top left corner), as indicated, is from Transvaal, an area in South Africa that was a British colony from 1877-1881 and again from 1902-1910. This stamp is circa 1905.
Saturday morning fresh food and craft market set in Braamfontein, Joburg, in what looks to be a former parking lot. I love the busy bohemian vs hipster vibe and the fact that I can find the best coffee I've come across, vino and raw chocolate all under one roof.
Hipsters hanging out in Gugulethu, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town.
Cry, the Beloved Country (1951) deals with the evils of South Africa's apartheid system, which gave the full force of law to white supremacy and ruthless subordination of the country's black majority until it was finally dismantled in the 1990s. Paton's book was published just as apartheid was being officially imposed; not surprisingly, South Africa's government banned it.
Nelson Mandela was one of the last century’s great freedom fighters, taking on the evils of white supremacy in South Africa and defying the cold-hearted Realpolitik of Washington. But his triumph meant that the Western media would water down his radicalism and transform him into a less complex figure, writes Danny Schechter from South Africa.
Celebrated label Black Coffee emerged from South Africa at a time when personal identity was the new differentiator. The energy that drives Black Coffee's designers, Jacques van der Watt and Danica Lepen, is always consistent, yet producing results that are never the same. Their innovative thinking - combined with meticulous construction and attention to detail - have placed them at the forefront of South African fashion. Their approach is deeply referential, meticulously engineered and ul...