The best South African advertisements of all time

By Renate Engelbrecht

Tuesday, Jan 12

I’ve been binge watching old South African advertisements on YouTube the last couple of days and I just can’t deal! Here are some of my favourites. Oh, how I love South Africa!


This Sasol television commercial was one of the favourites on TV for a long time and I still love it.

Liqui Fruit

This Liqui Fruit ad was recorded 1991 and stars Lushano Kuhn. Check out those costumes!


This Vodacom commercial dates back to 1994. We’ve come quite a long way since then, haven’t we? Imagine what the COVID police would do on this beach, though…

Sparletta Crème Soda

An Afrikaans ad for the popular Coca-Cola Sparletta Crème Soda that dates back to the 1990s.


This Cadbury ad dates back to 1985 and I love it!

And, here’s another one for their yummy Lunch Bar – one I remember well.


Who remembers “I wanna be a Simba chippie”? ‘Nough said.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recommended Articles

10 Simple ways to romanticize your home

10 Simple ways to romanticize your home

It’s true that, no matter who you are or how old you are, your instincts will always tell you to go home. There is no place quite like it. In fact, there is an Albanian proverb which says that the sun at home warms better than the sun elsewhere. But, like American...