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May: Food & Drinks: Blog 2 – Wine

What a day, what a day, what a day…

I finished work a 5pm today and managed to get myself stuck in traffic. “Joy” she says in a very sarcastic tone. 568 more words


Once more, from the top!

I have been in the entertainment industry as a professional for a decade, come end of November this year. My first professional ‘gig’ was a fun tribute show called “Rhythm’s Gonna Get You”. 682 more words


The Pregnant Performer - Part 2

Can you handle it? Marise describes her pregnancies while dancing in Phantom of the Opera and Cats on tour.

When I fell pregnant while in the middle of a dance contract, I immediately jumped online and spent hours trawling the web for advice on how to manage a pregnancy through an active, physical job. 1,185 more words


The Pregnant Performer - Part 1

Marise Dusheiko, professional dancer, bares all on what it’s like to consider pregnancy when you get paid to dance in a white lycra cat suit. Read her thoughts and suggestions in Part 1 of her 2 Part Pregnancy Piece! 1,010 more words


Happy birthday, Mzanzi

Today is South Africa’s birthday, and at 21 years old this country is about as well-behaved as your average legally-an-adult-but-mentally-still-a-teenager who is still coming to terms with the new-found freedom that comes from escaping the restrictions of the parental home and the ability to legally purchase alcohol (which happens at eighteen over here, but by twenty-one most have not yet adapted). 348 more words

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Dancing In The Dark

Author Chantal Stanfield

If by some bizarre fluke of the Universe you haven’t been hit by loadshedding, good for you. I don’t believe you. My power went off at least thrice while trying to finish this piece and our longest sojourn into the darkness was a thirteen hour stretch. 373 more words


What Was Happening When

1980 – Gone Crazy 

+ Jan 14 The local community at Soekmekaar resists forced removal and damages the police station.

+ Jan 25 Three Umkhonto we Sizwe terrorists, Stephen Mafoko, Humphrey Makhubo and Wilfred Madela, kill two civilians and hold the staff and customers in a bank in Silverton in Pretoria hostage. 166 more words

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