Monthly Archives: June 2015

A bullet in the back, a novel by Nigel Fox

A bullet in the back is a novel based on the 1914 Boer Rebellion, also known as the Maritz Rebellion. The book centres around the defeat of the “Houdini of the Veld” (General Christiaan de Wet) and the hunt for … Continue reading

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La Fille mal gardée, a ballet movie from The Royal Ballet

The fourth ballet movie in the season of five ballets from The Royal Ballet company will start its run on 27th June at Cinema Nouveau theatres. La Fille mal gardée translates to The Wayward Daughter (for those of us unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Jozi loves the Geneva Ballet

Last year I was privileged to see the Geneva Ballet performing Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.  Ismail Mahomed has a sure feel for good theatre and what his audiences will enjoy.  Joburg Theatre CEO Xoliswa … Continue reading

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Miss Dietrich Regrets is one of the top shows of 2015

Written by Gail Louw, directed by Sylvaine Strike, performed by Fiona Ramsay in the title role and Janna Ramos-Violante as her daughter, Maria Riva, with set and lighting by Denis Hutchinson and costumes by Margo Fleish, Miss Dietrich Regrets is … Continue reading

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Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

  I was first introduced the strange allure of visiting battlefields when my father and I stopped off, on the spur of the moment, at a battlefield site where my father thought his late father (who was only 14 years … Continue reading

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Ann Gadd’s A-Z Place Names of South Africa

Having reviewed another book on place names by Ann Gadd (Things Ewe Never Kn’ewe About South African Place Names –, a profilic and diverse South African author/artist, I was itching for something more comprehensive and more serious.  Before my … Continue reading

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Things to do in Moer & Gone Places

Title:  Things to do in Moer & Gone Place Sub-title:  Your guide to over 100 of South Africa’s outdoor secrets Author:  Jacques Marais Publisher:  Map Studio Date: 2015 Cartographer:  Genene Hart Editor:  Thea Grobbelaar ISBN 978-1-77026-649-0 In the introduction the … Continue reading

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