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Being Borderline...

It is difficult to describe the average community psychiatry clinic to someone who doesn’t know the South African public system. For the most part when people hear the word clinic, they automatically assume that these clinics roughly equate to the private hospitals in South Africa (also often called clinics) which are usually clean, quiet, well organised and efficient- so to speak. 1,301 more words

Mzoli's tavern and butcher in Cape Town

“The whole experience at Mzoli’s is sexy: The heat, the music, the food and the people,” says Jamie Oliver.

Cape Town- At Mzoli’s tavern in Gugulethu, meat is bought from his adjacent butcher. 141 more words


Die Spook van Uniondale

I, like most other South Africans, love a home grown story.  The ghost of Uniondale is a local legend about a hitchhiking ghost who disappears which chills many of us to our core.   182 more words


Lizzie van Zyl, concentration camp victim

Lizzie van Zyl is just one of the 27,000 women and children who died in English concentration camps during the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).

I had two great grandmothers who lived in those camps, one of whom (my paternal great grandmother) was interned in Bloemfontein (I am not sure which camp the other great grandmother was placed in, but that great-grandmother lost all three of the children she already had in that camp). 442 more words

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Esmé Euvrard (1919-1993)

There are probably few people of my generation who don’t remember Esmé Euvrard’s voice.  She was an actress who worked on several Afrikaans films as well as South Africa’s first Afrikaans radio serial on Springbok radio,  196 more words

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