Monthly Archives: September 2015

Making Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the iconic character who changed the face of South Africa, rose to political activist, the persona of the political prisoner and finally the first president of democratic South Africa.  Everyone knows (of) him.  As a brand he is … Continue reading

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New Siba’s Table Series

Siba Mtongana with her friendly, relaxed style is one of South Africa’s most beloved celebrity chefs.  She has appeared extensively all over the world, including Russia and the USA as part of Food Network’s exciting food programming. A brand new … Continue reading

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The Ilustrated South African First Aid Manual, by Linda Buys

I admit it.  I am biased.  I have a long-standing relationship of over thirty years with St John, a first aid service and training organisation which publishes its own text books and teaches their own first aid courses. Linda Buys … Continue reading

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Leon Bosch plays for the Apollon Sinfonia at the Linder

On 17 September 2015 I attended a somewhat unusual gala symphony coyncert at the Linder Auditorium.  The orchestra was the Apollon Sinfonia (made up mainly of members of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra).   It was, however, the concerto which made this … Continue reading

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Scammed, Cons and scams revealed (Book Review)

The author, Stepheon Cloete, is a professional entertainer and speaker, who uses “magic” (illusion, sleight of hand, escapology and mentalism) as part of his entertaining arsenal.  He has been a cruise director for a large cruise ship company for more … Continue reading

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Tales from the Cross, a book by David Marcus

In a world where there are many more books than time to read them, one sometimes finds a book which is just “perfect” for the reader.  It fits the particular reader’s interests perfectly.  Tales From the Cross is one of … Continue reading

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Our Land Our Rent Our Jobs, a book review

Land, taxes, jobs.  Three tough words. Stephen Meintjes has an impressive academic background.  He read law at Stelenbosch University and then won the Rhodes Scholarship and read law further at Oxford.   He worked for Anglo-American before being head-hunted by … Continue reading

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