Ananzi is South Africa's oldest search engine and is also a directory.
The Media 24 network (consisting of news24.com, health24.com, properties24.com and more) recently launched a South African search engine very similar to Google.
Gum Tree is a popular classifieds website.
The Yellow Pages website is a paid directory which became popular mostly because of its well established brand. The site also features a useful, sophisticated map & directions tool.
Funnel is a South Africa search engine, producing results that are from South African sites only.
SouthAfrica.co.za is a website directory and uses Google as a customized search engine.
Aardvark is a well established South African search engine and directory.
Some Niche Directories:
BizCommunity is a niche search engine and directory focusing on businesses in the Marketing sector.
Sa Kids is a popular directory for South African parents in search of products and services for themselves and the kids.
This is a directory for South African businesses in the building & decor sector.
A free website directory for and by South Africans. Simply Links also allows you to submit articles and press releases.