Category Archives: South African Culture

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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Monkey gland sauce

I must have been about 10 years old when my mother prepared steak with monkey gland sauce for supper.  I wouldn’t eat it.  The name put me off.  Ok.  So I learned that this sauce doesn’t involve monkeys or glands.  … Continue reading

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Milanie Cilliers – Mokopane, Limpopo

Milanie Cilliers is one of the 2017 Miss South Africa semi-finalists. The Miss South Africa Pageant is a proud collaboration between Sun International and Cell C. The new Miss South Africa 2017 will be crowned at Sun City on March … Continue reading

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Adè van Heerden – Herold’s Bay, Western Cape

Ade van Heerden is one of the 2017 Miss South Africa semi-finalists. The Miss South Africa Pageant is a proud collaboration between Sun International and Cell C. The new Miss South Africa 2017 will be crowned at Sun City on … Continue reading

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