Monthly Archives: August 2014

Top 10 South African Chenin Blanc wines

Press release below: The winners of the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge have been revealed.  The announcement made in Stellenbosch this past week has again highlighted the excellence of these South African white wines. “Finally South Africa’s … Continue reading

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Don’t film yourself having sex … a book review of a book I HAVEN’T read

I have never before done a book review for a book I haven’t read.  I probably never will again.  This is an exception. Title: Don’t film yourself having sex Authors: Emma and Tamsyn de Beer ISBN: 9780143538943 Format: Trade paperback Recommended Price: R230.00 … Continue reading

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Fashion and Church on SABC 1

Fashion Meets Gospel show in Gospel Gold S12 on Sunday 31 August 2014 at 10:00 on SABC1. I am not sure whether I am appalled or not.  The reality is that people do literally put on their “Sunday best” for … Continue reading

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Horse heroes of World War I

A horse used during WW1 to transport goods collapses in mud. Members of the Royal Scots Greys near Brimeux, France in 1918 A horse laden with trench boots on the Somme Front. The path is inches deep in wet mud … Continue reading

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BASA Awards Ceremony tonight … all the finalists

A superb cross-section of business and arts partnerships have taken the spotlight with the announcement of the finalists in the 16th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American. The Art Champion and Chairman’s Premier Award will also be presented … Continue reading

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Wits Trio in concert

What a remarkable concert was played last night (Saturday 23 August 2014) at the Wits Atrium!  The concert was over subscribed and more chairs had to be brought in.  This is always a good sign.  It means that the audience trust the … Continue reading

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Die Spook van Uniondale

I, like most other South Africans, love a home grown story.  The ghost of Uniondale is a local legend about a hitchhiking ghost who disappears which chills many of us to our core.  I was therefore looking forward to seeing … Continue reading

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