Category Archives: South African Culture

Taste the Little Karoo, by Beate Joubert

Sometimes a recipe book just speaks to me of someone specific – Taste the Little Karoo is evocative of a friend of mine who owns a holiday home in the Little Karoo and who is a fantastic cook.  The book … Continue reading

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The Hostess (Television – SABC3)

The Hostess is a brand new 13 episode cooking and lifestyle reality series for food and entertainment connoisseurs alike. This show, presented by Lorna Maseko and produced by Greyscale Productions, is a deliciously decadent celebration of dining and creative entertaining … Continue reading

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Cars, cuisine and culture (SABC3 Television)

Tyres and Braaiers, on SABC 3 every Wednesday night at 20h30 from 5th April 2017, will follow Comedian Nik Rabinowitz and Chef Hezron Louw as they tour our beautiful country in search of the most unique, interesting and scenic braai … Continue reading

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Women of the World, Kass Naidoo

The gorgeous voice of the female cricket commentator on @SABC3 belongs to Kass Naidoo (@KassNaidoo).  In 2003 she shot to prominence as South Africa’s first woman commenting on the sport. The voice is housed in an equally attractive body, but … Continue reading

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If we dig – delving into Jozi’s history

Luli Callinicos.  Born in Johannesburg East Ramd of Greek parents, she is a historian, teacher, writer and social activist.  So she, together with Fiona Ramsay, who portrays her, and her  characters, on stage, write a play about digging into historical … Continue reading

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Black Queen, White King, Check Mate

I visualised this book as some kind of political book.  Nothing can be further from the truth. It is a rather sad book written by a Canadian journalist living in South Africa.  As he describes himself, he is a “lonely … Continue reading

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Suddenly the Storm

Set in the present, Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszky’s latest play  (and his first new play since 2009), delves back into the past to uncover whatever it is that is eating Dwayne Combrink, an angry man whose income as a … Continue reading

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