SA’s Growing Democracy

The 8 host cities around South Africa staged celebrations on Saturday to mark 1000 Days till the start of the 2010 World Cup. The celebrations were part of the 2010 Local Organising Committee and the host cities’ plans to make the public aware of the magnitude of the soccer extravaganza […]

Countdown to 2010: World cup 997 Days to kickoff :)

Umkhosi woMhlanga is the Zulu name for the Royal Reed dance which happens every September at KwaNyokeni Palace, Nongoma, which is the Zulu nation’s royal residence. Over 10 000 virgin maidens are invited from throughout KwaZulu Natal, to dance in the ceremony and thousands more Zulus help the prepare. The […]

Two tourists arrested for photographing Zulu Royal Reed Dance.

My heroine, Mayor Helen (of Troy) God-Zille, has been arrested this morning during a march against gangsterism and narcotics. “The question that arises is this: everyone knows who the narcotic traffickers in Mitchell’s Plain are, and where they ply their trade why are they not arrested?” said the Zillmonster. The […]

Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town: Arrested!

Jacob Zuma is rallying the youth as he continues to make his bid towards presidency. This is a frightening prospect for many people (including me) as is support base is huge, young, communist and radical. Zuma’s singing of his signature anthem “Awuleth’ Umshini Wami”, “Bring me my machine (Gun)” recently […]

ANC Youth League chooses Jacob Zuma: He sings Awuleth’ Umshini ...

In the ancestor worshipping traditions held by the majority (80%) of South Africans (Zulu, Xhosa, Ndabele and Swazi) the Sangoma is the primary and sometimes exclusive healer and counsellor. There is no governing body to control who is, and who is not, a sangoma, anyone can claim to be one […]

Sangomas: The South African Shamen

A towering R6m ($800K) statue of South Africa’s much adored ex-president was revealed yesterday in Parliament Square in London. The cause was promoted by Lord Attenborough, who was responsible for he 1987 film cry freedom, and it has taken 7 years to find a place for the statue. Parliament square […]

Mandela statue unveiled in Parliament Square, London.

This all male harmonic choir is South Africa’s biggest musical export. Their distinctive melancholy sound pulls hard at the heart strings of South Africans everywhere. Perhaps a homesick Safrican will hear this somewhere and decide to come back home. It was formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, who still heads […]

Ladysmith Black Mombazo

It is quite frightening to see how very dependant we are on the steady supply of petrol from our refineries. This latest shortage is caused by The CEPPWAWU union striking over wages and this is causing delivery problems nationwide. The refineries are still making regular deliveries, but panic buying has […]

Petrol strike causes chaos as many pumps run dry.

While Cape Town has seen massive up scale development in recent years, certain areas have been noticeably neglected, and none more so than Adderley street and the Cape Town train station. Adderley street used to be the jewel of Cape Town, with all the major department stores and “The Golden […]

Gentrification of Cape Town train station