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Take the Biscuit

This week I attended the Johannesburg launch of Gabeba Baderoon’s Regarding Muslims: From Slavery to Post-Apartheid. In it, she traces the long history of the representation of Muslims in South Africa, arguing that this is crucial to understanding how ideas around race and sexuality, for instance, have changed over time in this country. 930 more words


South Africa: Cape Malay Tomato Bredie

South African cuisine is richly influenced by its diversity of culture. European cooking (Dutch, English, French and German) was incorporated through the early settlers of the country who brought their own cuisine with them and adapted the recipes to the ingredients available in South Africa. 430 more words


It's Not South African Food, But It's Delicious

As I mentioned at some point during this month, if you asked me to describe South African food, I would have quite a bit of trouble. 306 more words

A taste of death

Today I attended a funeral otherwise known as Janaza to Muslims or ‘kifayt’ to Cape Malay Muslims. There were many, many people as loved ones, neighbors and even strangers from near and far came to pay their respects and condolences to the family of the deceased. 484 more words


History lesson/ My Culture/ Cape Malay

Foreword: Dedicated to the Felicity Ward Australian comedian Jive comedy festival.

To see a review of my experience at the Jive Comedy festival.

Let me set the record straight. 426 more words

Cape Town


Unique to South Africa, bobotie is the platypus of international cuisine. Neither a pie nor a meatloaf, both sweet and savoury, bobotie is a hybrid dish that speaks to South Africa’s many cultures and tastes. 532 more words