SA’s Growing Democracy

A small but important part of South African liberation mythology was committed to posterity this week when the Lilliesleaf Farm in the Rivonia suburb of Johannesburg was declared a museum and national monument to the Liberation Struggle. Although the bustling suburb of Rivonia has since grown up around this apparently […]

Lilliesleaf Farm: A Page in the Book of the Liberation ...

Wow, what a weekend! On Sunday the street were a-hush as people regrouped themselves after Saturday night’s revelry. South African’s all over the world are in a state of bliss and hopefully home sickness, watching our boks in green and gold scoop up not “just” the championship trophy, but player […]

It’s a win, win, win for the green and gold!

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