The best web sites in SA
Web expert JANET PATERSON points her browser at home-grown Net talent with the best South African web sites of 1998
Best news portal
News, finance, sport, science and more, all in one fuss-free, quick-loading location.
Best business news resource
Insightful news and features with lots of useful related services.
Best news search engine
A search engine with a difference that searches specific sites containing news from a South African perspective.
Best search engine
Simple and effective search engine.
Best motoring site
This site calls itself "Southern Africa's best motoring coverage", and it's no idle boast.
Best investment site
Very good investment site with news, features, statistics, a wealth guide, and more.
Best daily financial news site
Accessible, no-nonsense financial news, plus a free daily e-mail newsletter.
Best consumer health site
Bursting with health and medical news, and a very good health search engine.
Best sports site - live results
News and often live scoreboards from cricket matches around the world.
Best general sports site
Slow to load, but the news and features are fresh and concise.
Woza's Kevin Davie knows his onions when it comes to business, IT and the Internet, and he isn't afraid to speak his mind.
Best on-line reservations site
Book on line for all local events, including sport and travel.
Best movie industry resource
SA Indie Film Site
Who's producing what and where is it happening?
Best movie directory site
Movies for Africa
Forget its looks and you'll find masses of movie information.
Best music resource
Exceptional searchable resource of local music.
Best band site
Best webcam site
Visit this brilliant virtual game reserve and wait for the warthogs to come truffling.
Best music shop
Doesn't have the choice of international on-line music stores but a good local alternative.
Best on-line entertainment resource
Comprehensive content makes this an essential bookmark for entertainment information.
Best job site
Find your perfect job, searchable by sector, position, region, salary and keywords. Also coverage of employment-related issues.
Best consumer gadget site
Check out the latest gadget reviews before you splash out on the real thing. Zooty, zippy site with free daily e-mail newsletter updates as well.
Best museum site
District Six Museum
Stylish, poignant site covering the history, destruction and rebuilding of District Six.
Best Internet software resource
Mirror of the international site - massive, well-organised resource for software - explained, rated and available for download. It has no equal.
Best cartoon site
Madam & Eve
Read the daily cartoon, check out the archives and buy a mug.
Best on-line bookshop
Don't compare it to Amazon.com and you'll enjoy your visit but make sure you know what you're looking for before you start.
Best weather site
SA Weather Bureau
Access up-to-date forecasts for around the country, and scrutinise the satellite images.
Best travel reservations site
Everything you need to know before you go - information on thousands of hotels, and a booking facility for hotels, cars, flights, etc.
Best general travel resource
Travelinfo South Africa
Aesthetically unappealing but a content-rich site containing more than 3 000 pages - and growing - of travel-related information.
Best accommodation guide
AA Travel Guides
If you're looking for accommodation in Southern Africa, this is the place to start.
Best Afrikaans site
Ja, dis Afrikaans en dis oppie Net.
Best classifieds site
Don't get your fingers covered in nasty old newsprint - buy and sell your stuff on line. With over 36 000 submissions.
Best educational resource for scholars
Excellent education resource for scholars and teachers, with a good community feel.
Best parenting site
Great information on bringing up baby, wrapped up cutely in pink and blue.
Best site for women
Pastel-coloured site with great content: home, food and nutrition, news, features, health and beauty, fashion, etc.
Best literary site
Barefoot Press Poetry Page
A site dedicated to poetry, including the excellent Electronic Sesame.
Best free e-mail service
Simple and quick-loading - all that matters when it comes to e-mail.
Best retail site
Stylish site with great user interface gets you buying a couch even if you don't need one.
Best SA radio station
They've got this web thing taped.
Best on-line banking
Excellent general resource that makes it easy to understand and simple to activate.
Best on-line advice
Ask the experts for free advice. Includes an on-line vet, a cyber shrink, a diet doc, a cyber lawyer and a motor man.
Best SA wine resource
Tour various SA wine routes. Includes an a-z of SA wine estates, on-line ordering and a history of wine and spirits. Excellent user interface and quick loading with great info.
Best food resource
Huge database of recipes, plus wine and cigar sections.
Best restaurant guide
Search by name, type of food and city/area for reviews and information on nearly 2 000 restaurants countrywide.
Best art site
BANG the Gallery
Ultra-cool web design supported by great content and revolving themed exhibitions.
Best legal resource
South African Law Site
Look past the lack of design for masses of legal information. You can also locate a lawyer and get free legal advice on line.
Best general environmental resource
The Southern African Environment Page
Again, non-existent design but excellent content. Breaking environmental news, features, event listings, politics, features and law - a huge resource.
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