Thursday, October 22, 2020

“I Choose the Greater Fear” – A Letter to My Fellow...

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We all have our fears and the fear of personal injury must rank right up there for most of us – certainly for me....
Cape Town Christmas

Christmas in Cape Town is Weird…When You’re Not from South Africa

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With the year coming to an end, people are preparing for the holiday season. Because of its cultural diversity and colonial history, South Africa...
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One Expat’s Rant: “This is Africa” Warnings

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On my recent visit back to South Africa for two weeks, something really bothered me for a number of reasons. I was at morning market...
Isobel Bowdery

South African Woman’s Account of Friday Night in Paris at Siege...

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One South African woman's recollections of Friday night's tragedy in Paris is being shared around the world. Over 2 million people have 'liked' Isobel...
anton taylor

Post on Facebook After Queen’s Plate Incident: “This is OUR Fault”

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On Saturday at the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate horse race in Cape Town, a woman (apparently drunk) insulted a group of other guests, repeatedly using the...

How Mainstream Criticism and Jokes are Turning Zuma into a Martyr

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Almost everyone on my Facebook has been asking the same question: how did the #ZumaMustFallMarch become about race? Isn’t it clear that the current...
Max du Preez

Be on Your Guard, Dezinformatsiya is Coming

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The erstwhile Russian KGB called it dezinformatsiya and spent a large amount of energy and resources on it: the distribution of false information, malicious...

Game Drives and Hope

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It dawned on me yesterday morning around 3 hours into the most boring “Game” drive of all time. I was doing brain exercises in...
Home in South Africa

South Africa – To Stay or To Go?

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I didn’t want to write this blog. Because it seems like whenever South Africans get into the discussion of whether to stay or whether...

Tshepo M: “I Suffer from Depression”

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I suffer from depression. These are some of the hardest words to say out loud. They may appear like just another utterance but in...
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