United colours ... houses in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town.

Beyond black and white

Apartheid's scars run deep in Cape Town; community spirit runs deeper still. Kerry van der Jagt takes a tour that encompasses both.

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Melting pot ... a shebeen cook in Port Elizabeth.

A greasy spoon's heady mix

Makeshift they may be but Kate Armstrong gets a taste of how a country's casual eateries keep its culinary traditions alive.

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Market leaders ... browsing at the Green Market in Cape Town.

Warning: artists at work

South Africa's markets are where you'll find one-off artworks, crafts, jewellery and street food, writes Kate Armstrong.

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Power-kiting on Blouberg beach near Cape Town.

The cup runs over

Graham Boynton goes to the sidelines of the World Cup host nation to find the best of wine, wildlife and indulgence.

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