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Book Review: Good Morning Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange

If there is one book which should find its way to under South African Christmas trees this year it is the biography of the working relationship between Zelda la Grange and her boss, Nelson Mandela entitled “Good Morning Mr Mandela”. 635 more words

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Miss South Africa on her way to Miss World Competition in London

It is no secret that I am a fan of the Miss South Africa and Miss World Pageants and I am looking forward to joining 1 billion people to see the current Miss South Africa, the lovely Rolene Strauss, compete in London at the Miss World competition on 14 December 2014. 687 more words

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Secret stories: Grahamstown’s Graffiti

By Dave Mann

Graffiti culture carries various negative connotations and is often synonymous with ideas of gangsterism, drugs, and wasted youth. However, there is a side to graffiti that not many people know about: a beautiful side that ties together cityscapes and cultures, and uplifts communities. 1,167 more words

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World Post Day ... but not in South Africa

Today, 9 October, is World Post Day.  It commemorates the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.  People were able to communicate in writing with others all over the world and these postal services became a vital means of communication. 285 more words

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Random Kak 2: Living, loving, learning and laughing in South Africa

Somehow I missed the first Random Kak book by Trevor Romain.  I would explain the word kak as shit to foreign readers, but somehow foreign readers aren’t really going to be able to relate to this book which is a real “homey” book about South Africa back in the “olden days” when I was young. 374 more words

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