NINA HILL, FROM CAPE TOWN, LIVING IN LONDON
I LOVE SA: Besides the obvious reasons of the weather and fantastic natural beauty, it’s the people.
GO TO SA: To experience the beauty of the country and the warmth of the people. And more tourists lead to job creation.
ROLAND ALBERTSON, FROM JOHANNESBURG, LIVING IN LONDON
I LOVE SA: The awesome weather and nature.
GO TO SA: To see Cape Town and the Garden Route.
BARBARA VERMEULEN, FROM CAPE TOWN, LIVING IN THE NETHERLANDS
I LOVE SA: The sun, hospitality, good food and lots of braais.
PROMO SA: We drink a lot of SA wine and tell everyone if we find a great SA wine. In Holland, there is wine from many countries and by promoting SA wine, we think we can help the industry a little bit.
ANDY KEETCH, FROM GAUTENG, LIVING IN LONDON
I LOVE SA: The bush.
GO TO SA: So you can enjoy the bush.
YOLAND WALLACE, FROM DURBAN, LIVING IN LONDON
I LOVE SA: South Africans are among the friendliest and most hospitable people on the planet. We open our homes and hearts to strangers which makes us endearing to other nationalities.
GO TO SA: South Africa has a great climate which all of us expats miss and the outdoor lifestyle in the southern hemisphere is always an attraction for northern hemisphere people.
UNIE MOLLER, FROM KLIPTOWN, NOW LIVING NEAR OXFORD, UK
I LOVE SA: The red soil, the big blue sky, the huge thunderstorms, kingklip, Durban curry, the price of petrol and people’s fabulous sense of humour.
GO TO SA: To experience its diverse beauty, food, culture and people.
GARETH CANTIN, FROM JOHANNESBURG, LIVING IN LONDON
I LOVE SA: It’s dry and you can drink… (there)
GO TO SA: It’s beauty, variation and uniqueness. Friendliness of the locals (apart from hijackers and muggers).
GENEVIEVE QUINTAL, LIVING IN NEWCASTLE, KZN
I LOVE SA: I love the people, beautiful scenery, the weather and the places, you can find the most interesting little towns and there is so much culture.
GO TO SA: So that people’s perception of South Africa changes, it’s not just a country ruled by crime and our history of apartheid. It’s something everyone has to experience for themselves!
ERIC S DOMS, FROM ROBERTSON IN THE BOLAND, LIVING IN LONDON
I LOVE SA: Because it made me who I am.
GO TO SA: To experience our way of life.
BETH DURHAM, LIVING IN CAPE TOWN
I LOVE SA: South Africa is an incredibly beautiful and diverse country geographically. Life in South Africa is full of challenges, but challenge develops character and an appreciation for the simple things in life.
GO TO SA: To be reminded of what is really important in lifeЙ and experience some amazingly beautiful scenery while doing so!
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL MOST PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN?
NINA HILL: The spirit of South Africa! There is a determination and ingenuity that seems to drive South Africans. I am also immensely proud of all the community projects that never get into the media, the positive work that ‘ordinary’ people are doing!
ERIC S DOMS: We are an example for the rest of the world.
CLAIRE VAN DEN HEEVER: Being among people from other countries and telling them about growing up and living in South Africa. Life there is quite unique!
KAREN RIETVELD: When I visit home and witness the extraordinary beauty that only SA can offer.
SHELLEY WHAITS: That I know what a braai is, that I love good meat, that I drink rooibos tea, that I like big rugby players and that I can speak Afrikaans!
GARETH CANTIN: People telling me about my beautiful country, the miracle of SA democracy (which is slowly losing it’s miraculousness) and the strength and independence of South Africans.
JOSIE FIELD: When I see people of different cultures interacting with love and respect.
CAMERON KING: The sight of Table Mountain and our fantastic flag.
BETH DURHAM: The unique creativity that is emerging all the time from South Africa is inspiring. I’m also very proud of the many NGOs and empowerment companies that work tirelessly and often unnoticed to make SA a safer, better place.
UNIE MOLLER: To be part of the SA music industry and charting the first mixed race artist ReddAngel in the UK in 2006 and now my new attempt with La Vu Vu Ze La.
RUSSELL BRANDENBURGER: My love for biltong and the connection one has with fellow South Africans no matter where you are in the world!
GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: When one of our sports teams play and we sing the national anthem.