Monthly Archives: April 2013

100 World Class South Africans ala City Press

So City Press recently brought out a list of 100 World Class South Africans. I don’t necessarily agree with all their choices, there are some people I would have left off and others I would have put on. However, it … Continue reading

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So, the JPO has a new CEO, and hopefully a new lease of life

There is still no official news on the website (as at 29 May 2013), but Rudolf Stehle from Beeld reported on 25 April 2013 that Duncan Gibbon has been appointed as the interim CEO (and has apparently been acting in … Continue reading

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A country’s sweetheart, Thuli Madonsela

Most women who become the darlings of their countries do so because of their voices, their looks or their acting skills. Not so Advocate Thuli Madonsela. She became a heroine to her country because she is honest, upright and she … Continue reading

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I think it’s Hamlet …

I saw this magnificent piece first at the 2011 Dance Umbrella and I was positively impressed with this multi-layered, richly textured dance work inspired, rather than based on, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. I took the opportunity to revisit it at UJ … Continue reading

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Trance (A Movie Review)

Title: Trance Director: Danny Boyle Starring: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel Date: 2013 SA Release: Genre: Drama/Thriller Warning: Violence/sex/nudity/language Rating: 7/10 A gripping movie about crime, criminals and hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is an ethical minefield. This movie takes a look … Continue reading

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Little One (Movie Review)

Title: Little One Directed: Darrell Roodt (written by Darrell Roodt) Starring: Vuyelwa Msimang as Little One and Lindiwe Ndlovu as Pauline and Mutodi Neshehe as Detective Morena Date: 2012 Genre: Drama Rating: 5/10 Little One is a 2012 South African … Continue reading

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Today is Freedom Day. God Bless Africa.

Freedom Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 27 April. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. They were the first democratic national elections in South Africa in which the … Continue reading

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