Heritage Day 2018

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. South Africans celebrate Heritage Day by remembering the […]

Totalsports Womens Race Cape Town – 2018

The Annual Totalsports Women’s Race is a morning road race organised by the Totalsports Brand and Edgemead AC. The race takes place on 9 August 2018 and kicks off from the Grand Parade, Cape Town. Distance & Entry Fee: 10km (Licensed/Unlicensed): R 120/155 5km Run/Walk: R 80 Race Info: 10km Start Time: 08:00 Distance: 10km Race […]

Woman’s Day, South Africa

National Women’s Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9 August. The day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport, […]

Napier Patatfees Half Marathon 2018

The Napier Half Marathon takes place on Youth Day, 16 June 2018 and is hosted at Agulhas Skills School in Napier. The main event starts at 8:30 so you can still get a bit of a lie in on your public holiday. 4 Distance options are available, ie. 21.1km, 10km and 4km. Organisers have also […]

Dave Spence Memorial Race 10km &4.2km Fun Run 2018

The Anual Dave Spence Memorial Race is a morning road race. The route is best described as fast and flat. This year the main sponsor is RCS and the race takes place on the 16th of June 2018 (Youth Day) from NY 49 Stadium in Gugulethu, Cape Town. Distance & Entry Fee: 10km (Licensed/Unlicensed): R […]

Youth Day

Youth Day on 16 June is a public holiday in South Africa and commemorates a protest which resulted in a wave of protests across the country known as the Soweto uprising of 1976. It came in response to multiple issues with the Bantu Education Act and the government edict in 1974 that Afrikaans be used […]

New Years Day

New Year festivities in South Africa are annually celebrated with excitement and happiness on January 1. New Year’s Day marks the start of the New Year in the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used in countries such as South Africa. What do People Do? New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1 and is a […]

Day of Reconciliation

When is the Day of Reconciliation? The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa, held annually on 16 December. The intention is to foster reconciliation between different racial groups. The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of Apartheid. History of the holiday Under the rule of apartheid, 16 December […]