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August Favorite! Womens' Month

Hey guys!!

So August is Womens’ Month. In South Africa, we have a public holiday on the 9th of August to commemorate the day in 1956 when around 20 000 women of all races marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. 1,409 more words

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When a photograph changes the world...

“I refuse to look at that,” Vetfaan says as he closes the newspaper. “It’s such a sad, sad, sad picture. Somehow it tells me how sick the world has become, and I don’t want to be reminded.” 616 more words

The Yellow Frames Around Table Mountain

There are 7 HUGE yellow frames that allow people to take the perfect photo with Table Mountain in the background (if the clouds are willing). I wanted to get photos with as many as possible, but I was only able to do two. 72 more words

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How the Raid dominates...

I don’t dispute the significance of the Jameson Raid in the lead up to the Anglo-Boer/South African War of 1899-1902, but I do wonder if by just focusing on the Raid without looking at what went before and after we are missing something. 260 more words

Anglo-Boer War

27th August - On This Day In History


1910 Mother Teresa (Nobel award winning humanitarian)


1919 Louis Botha (South African general and statesman)

On This Day:

1955 First publication of The Guinness Book of Records… 11 more words

10 Reasons You Shouldn't Learn Chinese

This is really just a quick fire response to the government’s supposed intention to introduce Mandarin education in public schools, as reported by the Mail & Guardian  1,058 more words

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