Afrikaans




Don’t miss the chance to catch the songs of South Africa’s own Woodward and Bernstein, I mean Rogers and Hammerstein, I mean Gilbert and Sullivan (!) – David Kramer and Taliep Petersen, who have brought their smash-hit musical Ghoema to the University of Johannesburg Arts Centre, where it runs until […]

Musical Explores SA’s Slave Roots



To many English-speakers’ ears, Afrikaans sounds a lot like German, or a cross between German and Dutch. But while its Germanic roots certainly have a lot to do with how it’s spoken today, Afrikaans has also been influenced by Indonesian and, of course, African languages. Afrikaans carries quite a lot […]

Easy Afrikaans: Saying “Hello”