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M is for Marikana: Miners Shot Down (A-Z challenge, April 2014)

Miners Shot Down is a hard-hitting political documentary which will be screened at Cinema Nouveau as part of an exciting line-up for the Cinema Nouveau Doccie Fest which launches from 23 May 2014. 132 more words

South African Culture

Rare old South African movies screened for first time on TV

In the 70s and 80s South African film makers made a whole series of movies for the black African film market.  Most of these had very limited screenings at the time and some were never publicly released. 302 more words

South African Culture

Guest post: The uniqueness of South African food

Saffa Trading is an online food shop that specialises in exporting authentic South African Food like Biltong, Boerewors, Groceries, Drinks, and SA Wines. They also stock various other unique South African essentials like SA Pharmaceuticals, weight loss products and even Springbok Memorabilia.  1,008 more words

Talking Food

Lizzie reblogged this on Star Thrower.

H is for Homann, Greg Homann (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

Greg Homann is the Standard Bank Young Artist for Drama 2014.

He will be presenting a work at the National Arts Festival entitled Oedipus @ Koö-Nû! 128 more words


6 April 1652, Van Riebeeck's Day (Founder's Day)

The history of white people in South Africa is not a long one.  In fact today marks the 362nd anniversary of the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652.  253 more words

South African Culture

A bit about combis

Combi, minibus, share taxi, or kombi is how most all of us international students get around Port Elizabeth.  If you are interested in different articles about the combi and the experience of riding them I linked to some really good articles in the first sentence, each link is to a different article.  234 more words

Study Abroad South Africa

Have an unhappy Human Rights Day in 2014

Yes, that’s right!  I want you to be unhappy today.  Sharpeville 1960 is recalled in today’s commemoration of the Human Rights record South Africa has.  We’ve moved a long way from there in some respects but not nearly far enough in places where it counts. 630 more words

South African Culture