These stamps were brought out to commemorate certain events...or people/animals ...the first one is our well-known artist...one of many....
J H Pierneef...
then the insects...part of our world!
Wolraad Woltemade...a very brave person who gave his life to save people from a wrecked ship...he went into the sea...7 times and lost his own life...!
Follow link here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolraad_Woltemade
and then, our famous poet/writer...Langenhoven! A very clever and wise man...he also wrote the words of our National Anthem..."Die Stem van Suid-Afrika!"
(the old one which have some stanzas incorporated in the "new" one)
Click on each stamp and it will open up as a larger image
On my Wordpress-blog HERE you can see more stamps of South Africa. The link will open in a new window.