Sat, Feb 4, 2023

Greeks, drums and vuvuzelas

Submitted by Jimmy, from George in Port Elizabeth Hi everyone, Over the past weekend 12 of us from the Greek community of George drove through to...

Marinda’s Story: how voice-overs in London prompted a South African start-up

Marinda Botha is a a professional voice over artist currently living in Centurion, South Africa. She studied Performing Arts in Pretoria and then swiftly...

Gandhi’s memory lingers in SA

Sixty-five years ago today Mahatma Gandhi, one of the 20th century's great spiritual leaders, was assassinated in India, at the age of 78. On...
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KAROO DIARY: The Silver Creek Flows!

If you’re South African and of a certain age, chances are you’ll be familiar with the Silver Creek Mountain Band. Text & Pictures by Chris...
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KAROO DIARY: Show Time in Prince Albert!

Karoo towns are never the first choice for those seeking the bright lights. Prince Albert, though, is an exception. It’s worth waiting until dark to...
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On IWD, a Young SA Survivor of Abuse Speaks Out. Never...

It's International Women’s Day - #IWD2015 - and sadly, it's as important today as it was when it began over 100 years ago in...
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10 Things I HEART about the Mother City

I haven’t spent time in Cape Town for the past three years. Apart from the quick one or two day visits in December. And those ‘holiday’ visits don’t...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Bosman Bliss in the Bushveld

Groot Marico, 1979 - It’s a lovely Saturday out here in the Bushveld...I’m sitting under a fever tree on a farm in the Western...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Pretoria Blues

It was May, 1976...and as a lowly young reporter for the Pretoria News, I discovered that Siberia comes in many forms. Because I had disgraced...

South African Neighbour Says “Thank You Joseph – I Owe My...

Here's a shout out from Carina McAlpine for her neighbour who bravely risked his life to rescue her during an assault...even though at that stage...