Together SA is a movement for people who love South Africa and are committed to building a future of which we can be proud. Together SA is for everyone who believes each of us can play a part in the solution to our challenges. Together SA is for those who want to unite as South Africans today to shape a better future for tomorrow.
Deluged as you are with the bad news of crime and corruption, families landing their relations at the wrong airports and unions fighting one another in the workplace, you can still spend 24 uplifting hours in South Africa.
A campaign designed to invade borders.
There are 29000 rhinos left in the world. South Africa is home to 75% of them.
Their horns sell on the black market for more than $60000 per kilogram, to be ground and used as a hypothetical cure for cancer or a vitality tonic for the wealthy.
South Africa faces a massive challenge, an almost impossible one, in protecting one of our national symbols, one of our big five.
Have you heard of Love ZA Buy ZA? It is a great initiative that is highlighting the amazing talent in the South African clothing industry. It’s about getting the public excited about SA clothing design and manufacturing and reminding them how proud they should feel to wear it! And it’s about keeping jobs here, and not shipping them overseas.
Holstee‘s three founders – Mike, Fabian and Dave – started this side project in the months leading up to the summer of 2009. They had sold a hundred or so shirts, mostly to family and close friends looking to support them. Having just quit their jobs without a plan or idea of how we would spend our days, they were filled with a ton of raw energy, emotion, and ideas – a feeling that they never want to forget. So the first thing they did was sit together on the steps of Union Square and write down exactly what was on their minds and the tips of their tongues. It wasn’t about shirts and it wasn’t about their old jobs. It was about what they wanted from life and how to create a company that breathes that passion into the world everyday. It was a reminder of what we live for. The result became known as the Holstee Manifesto.
“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.”
Are you living the life you want? If not, what are you going to change?
Kid President is the self-appointed voice of a generation and if you haven’t seen his videos yet then where have you been. He is on a crusade to make this year an awesome year. His idea: “What if we all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else?” He then decided that the world needs a pep talk and encouraged people to share it with someone they loved and the world responded as the video has now be viewed over 10 million times.
The holiday season is over and the new year has begun, 2013 is here and waiting to show you just how awesome it can be.
South Africa is inviting you to join the positive vibe!
2012 has been a great year and there is lots to celebrate like higher tourism figures, amazing sports results, lower crime statistics, leaders making their mark, global rankings and finally awards and investments for our awesome country.
South Africa has some of the best comedians in the world. So we asked some of the country’s funniest to tell us what they love about South Africa. This is what they had to say:
“There are many reasons why I love SA. We are spoiled by the sense of the space we have grown up with, an abundance of sunshine and our beautiful coastline. Our cities are cosmopolitan and our infrastructure is excellent.”
“Living in South Africa is funny because… We have as many prostitutes as criminals… so, either way, you get screwed. But all in all and with all the nonsense, I just love being here, coz after all you can’t buy sunshine!”
“The weather, the scenery, the culture – I love South Africa. It has to be one of the best places to live in the world. It’s not all sunny skies and braais though. Life is tough but rewarding.”
So who is your favourite South African comedian? You can answer our poll on Facebook.
The majestic uKhahlamba (meaning “Barrier of Spears” in Zulu) or Drakensberg mountains are breathtakingly beautiful. This cultural and natural heritage site in KwaZulu-Natal covers 230 000 hectares and stretches 150km.