Monday, June 1, 2020

Sandi Durnford-Slater

Sandi is at heart a 'village girl' from the Eastern Cape, but she has been living in London since 2001. Sandi studied film at the University of Westminster and is a freelance film and theatre critic, blogger and writer. Apart from all things 'story' related, her clandestine specialist subject is 'barges'. Why? You might very well ask. Sandi works part time at the family business - shipbrokers - doing their web copy, advertising and marketing. Sandi runs a film club in West London called 'Aliens and Others'. Married to an Englishman, she considers herself to be Anglo-African - very much at home in both countries.

Open Letter to South Africa House and Consular Services, UK, from an Expat

Dear Mr High Commissioner, Let me introduce myself. I’m a South African citizen living in the United Kingdom. I am one of thousands of South...

South African Couple Celebrate Award-Winning Sparkling Wine in the UK

While down south in Franschoek this weekend sees the annual Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, South African expats Bruce and Sibylla Tindale are flying the...

SA Landlords in the UK should Keep Calm and Read ‘The Accidental Landlord’

You’ve lived in London for 10 years and you’ve finally decided to move back to South Africa with your young family to be closer...

PJ Powers: “South Africa has Made Me the Person I Am. I’m Bullet Proof.”

Sandi Durnford-Slater met with PJ Powers in London 10 days ago to discuss the world according to PJ. In typical PJ fashion, she brought with her...

PJ Powers Rocks SA House in London with Shosholoza on Special Evening with Khulisa

South Africans living in London gathered Thursday night at SA House in Trafalgar Square, for an incredibly special evening with rock diva PJ Powers...

South Africans Bring Spectacular Play to London Stage

South African theatre group, Isango Ensemble, is no stranger to the London stage. In 2013 they performed Venus and Adonis entirely in Xhosa at...

Debate: Should the Global Sale of Rhino Horn be Legalised?

The rhino horn is the conservation ‘Horn of the Dilemma’... According to UK museum keeper Paolo Viscardi: "A rumour that Traditional Asian Medicine containing powdered...

South African Actor Sifiso Mazibuko Lands Role as Marvin Gaye in London’s Motown the...

Last month a new musical came to London’s West End - the much anticipated Broadway hit, Motown the Musical. And, in a starring role...

Your Destination Wedding? Wildly Romantic Venues on the Wild Coast…

Congratulations on your engagement. You’ve clinked champagne glasses, changed your Facebook status, now begins the quest to please everyone – including your father’s half...

FILM Review – ‘Soft Vengeance’: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

One scene in Soft Vengeance will always stay with me: Two men sit in a TV studio for BBC’s Hard Talk. One is a British journalist,...