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Art’s Alive – September Couldn’t Get Better

September is keenly anticipated by South Africans as the end of winter and the beginning of spring. But to lovers of the arts – dance, music, visual arts, theatre, film, poetry, comedy and more – September is especially exciting. The annual Art’s Alive festival, held in Johannesburg throughout the month of September, really has something for everyone, attracting visitors from far-flung places.

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Patrizio Buanne Visits South Africa

This year, in the month of September, the Italian sensation Patrizio Buanne will be visiting South Africa for his second concert tour. Having already captivated the hearts of thousands during his first tour of the country, fans are eagerly awaiting his return to this beautiful country.

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National Women’s Day – 9 August

Each year on the 9th of August, South Africans of all backgrounds, races and cultural groups join together in celebrating National Women’s Day. This annual public holiday commemorates an eventful day in South Africa’s history – 9 August 1956.

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The Growing Sport of Wakeboarding in South Africa

Wakeboarding in South Africa is growing more popular every day. It is a water sport that started with just a few interested parties, but has since produced world champion South African wake boarders and a rapidly increasing number of wakeboarding enthusiasts. With South African Championships and other events, and wake boarders that are representing their country, it is no wonder that so many people are interested in wakeboarding in South Africa.

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A Marvelous Vacation at Spier Estate

Nestled in the heart of the Cape Winelands in South Africa is a picturesque destination by the name of Spier Estate. Located in Stellenbosch, it is surrounded by breathtaking beauty and has adventures and attractions for everyone to enjoy. The interesting story of the Spier Estate in Stellenbosch started in the year 1692. Buildings on the estate, which include the slave bell and Manor House, have been restored to their original glory for visitors to marvel at. In addition, the wine cellar that is located at the Spier Estate is the oldest in South Africa.

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District Six Museum – An Intriguing Walk Through History

People the world over are at least somewhat familiar with the apartheid regime that caused so much suffering and tragedy only a few short decades ago in South Africa’s history. Today, the country is a changed place with the free intermingling of races and the ready embracing of different religions and cultures. But a short trip to the District Six Museum will quickly help you travel back in time.

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SA's Newly Designated Mokala National Park

Mokala is the newest South African National Park to join the SANPark group. The 19,611-hectare park lies in a hilly region situated 80km southwest from Kimberley. Kimberley International is the nearest airport to the Mokala National Park if you are flying. Once you are at the airport you can either hire a car or take a coach to the Park.

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The Soweto String Quartet

Music began emerging of a different kind during the 80’s in South Africa, an eclectic sound that was fresh and exciting absorbing the native African rhythms and movements from the townships with that of the traditional eighteenth century European instruments. Traditionally a ‘string quartet’ is made up of a group of four musicians as well as four string instruments – this ‘normally’ includes two violins, a cello and a viola.

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