Monthly Archives: May 2015

Oom Schalk Lourens se Mampoerstories

Herman Charles Bosman is one of South Africa’s most revered authors, and most loved are his stories told by Oom Schalk Lourens. It has been said that Herman Charles Bosman wrote Afrikaans in English.  He certainly captured the spirit of … Continue reading

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The Rewrite, a Hugh Grant RomCom.

So I found myself outside a movie house with some time to kill.  I picked the movie I hadn’t seen with times which most suited my schedule and came up with The Rewrite, starring Hugh Grant. I obviously haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Wits Art Museum Endowment Auction 2015

On 27 May 2015 the Wits Arts Museum held its annual Art Auction which raised a total of R2 million for exhibitions, education and programming. Major sponsors include Bidvest, Hollard, Business and Arts South Africa, Spier and Strauss & Co.  … Continue reading

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2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show winners

The results of the 2015 OMTWS were released at a function held at the Mount Nelson in Cape Town on 27th May. What they indicate is that South Africa’s wine industry delivers consistent results.  Most of the Trophy and Gold … Continue reading

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Chris Forrest in Who’s Your Daddy?

Chris Forrest, the first winner of Celebrity MasterChef, is more than just handy round a kitchen.  He’s a father too. This show centres round the joys of fatherhood from the planning stages through to those early months of babyhood.  Some … Continue reading

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Fishers of Hope

I was at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2014.  One of the hottest tickets was to a show entitled Fishers of Hope by Lara Foot, creater of Tshepang.  I couldn’t get tickets.  😦 I was delighted when I … Continue reading

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The shortest war in history (27 August 1896 – for 38 minutes)

The Anglo-Zanzibar War took place on 27 August 1896, lasting only 38 minutes before Sultan Khalid bin Barghash surrendered. In 1890 Britain and Germany signed the Heligoland-Zanzibar treaty drawing up spheres of influence between the imperial powers in East Africa; … Continue reading

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Kanye West gets McDonalds take-aways

The thing I am most puzzled about is why I clicked on the link in the first place?  I am not usually interested in Kanye West.  Was it because Kanye West has a sordid secret?  He eats McDonalds (and Nandos) … Continue reading

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Tomorrowland, a review

Ho hum. This futuristic Disney movie is much less exciting and more moralistic than it should be.  I yawned several times and noted that someone actually fell asleep. But the boredom aside it is not bad.  Just not good either. … Continue reading

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Cav and Pag ends the 2014/2015 The Met: Live in HD season

Johannesburg based opera lovers have been visiting Cinema Nouveau in their droves for The Met: Live in HD screened operas.  Ending the 2014/2015 season is the popular verismo double bill, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. I … Continue reading

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