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.


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