So my friend, Mandi Friedman, the owner/manager of Indulgence Cafe in Northcliff, invited us to her Rosh Hashanah dinner. She has been concerned at the recent onslaught of anti-semeticism which has arisen in recent months with the Israel/Gaza tensions. 307 more words
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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
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