Monthly Archives: December 2014

Our very own Miss World, Rolene Strauss

Publicity release: Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss has been crowned Miss World, becoming the first Miss South Africa to take this prestigious title since Anneline Kriel’s reign in 1974. An ecstatic Rolene beat 124 contestants from around the globe and … Continue reading

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Evita’s Bossie Sikelela, a book review.

A while back Evita Bezuidenhout released her book Evita’s Kossie Sikelela.  The sequel to this book was released in 2012 as Evita’s Bossie Sikelela.  The book is on sale now.  My sister gave me a copy for Christmas. Charlize Theron, … Continue reading

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1,411 Qi Facts To Knock You Sideways, a book review

My father had the best general knowledge of anyone I’ve ever met.  Two other people come close, my former geography teacher, Miss (now Dr) Leurs, and the former professor of Geography, Dean of the Arts Faculty at Wits, Professor Keith … Continue reading

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The Hobbit trilogy is complete

The Hobbit, one book by JRR Tolkien (who was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa) was split into three movies.  Daft, but there we have it.  The first, An Unexpected Journey, was the weakest and also the longest, the third, The … Continue reading

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Hope in a Ballet Shoe, a book review

If the average teenager proposed writing an autobiography I would laugh.  Michaela DePrince, however, is no ordinary teenager. Her book, Hope in a Ballet Shoe, is no ordinary story. I first heard about Michaela DePrince when Dirk Badenhorst, CEO of … Continue reading

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

This is now the third movie in the series and is apparently the last one director Shawn Levy plans to make.  The film stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens and Ben Kingsley and it was a bitter … Continue reading

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John Wick Movie Review

The Christmas holidays in South Africa bring with it a mass scale shut down of most of one’s usual entertainment sources.  Movies, however, remain open and a source of pleasure … and John Wick is one of the more entertaining … Continue reading

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