The Voortrekker Monument is proving a strong draw card for Chinese tourists as it repositions itself as a symbol of the earliest struggle against colonialism, and was named the best of the best at the 2013 China Outbound Tourism and Trade Market.
• Freedom Park: celebrating peace
The new Palaeosciences Centre of Excellence at Wits University will focus on increasing palaeontological research and making South Africa's relatively unresearched fossil heritage more accessible to the public.
• Fossils tell the mammal story
He survived internment in a Nazi prison camp, escape, recapture, and the advancing Soviet army. Les Brodrick, the last South African to make the legendary Great Escape of the Second World War, has died peacefully at 91.
South Africa’s well-known Platter’s Guide, South Africa’s oldest and best-selling wine guide, is set to reach new heights – the best-selling 33-year-old wine guide is now part of the Diners Club stable of wine offerings.
• SA’s wine tourism best in the world