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If we dig - delving into Jozi's history

Luli Callinicos.  Born in Johannesburg East Ramd of Greek parents, she is a historian, teacher, writer and social activist.  So she, together with Fiona Ramsay, who portrays her, and her  characters, on stage, write a play about digging into historical stories of ordinary people.  435 more words

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Black Queen, White King, Check Mate

I visualised this book as some kind of political book.  Nothing can be further from the truth.

It is a rather sad book written by a Canadian journalist living in South Africa.  168 more words

Suddenly the Storm

Set in the present, Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszky’s latest play  (and his first new play since 2009), delves back into the past to uncover whatever it is that is eating Dwayne Combrink, an angry man whose income as a creator of security gates is not his sole one – he also serves as a loan shark’s “enforcer”.  715 more words

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Monkey gland sauce

I must have been about 10 years old when my mother prepared steak with monkey gland sauce for supper.  I wouldn’t eat it.  The name put me off.  502 more words

Milanie Cilliers – Mokopane, Limpopo

Milanie Cilliers is one of the 2017 Miss South Africa semi-finalists.

The Miss South Africa Pageant is a proud collaboration between Sun International and Cell C. 31 more words

Adè van Heerden – Herold’s Bay, Western Cape

Ade van Heerden is one of the 2017 Miss South Africa semi-finalists.

The Miss South Africa Pageant is a proud collaboration between Sun International and Cell C. 32 more words

Pippi is irresistible

I went to see Pippi Longstocking, The Musical, at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown.

Based on the 1945 children’s novel, Pippi Longstocking, by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, published by Rabén & Sjögren with illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman. 454 more words

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