Thursday, October 22, 2020

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

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

With the year coming to an end, people are preparing for the holiday season. Because of its cultural diversity and colonial history, South Africa...

One Expat’s Rant: “This is Africa” Warnings

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...

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”

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

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

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

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?

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”

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