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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects

Title:  The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects Text:  War Museum of the Boer Republics Photos: War Museum of the Boer Republics Cover:  Simon Richardson Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers Date: 2017 Format:  Hard cover ISBN:  978-1-86842-767-3     The War Museum … Continue reading

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Now for something completely different …

The Johannesburg Musical Society is the city’s oldest musical organisation (now 115 years old) but it seldom fails to deliver fresh sounds to its audiences.  The September 2017 concert by the Trio Neuklang (“new sound”) was a prime example of … Continue reading

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Mamela Nyamza – Sunrise, sunset?

The title of the work is a play on words by choreographer Mamela Nyamza as she wrestles with the whole meaning of culture in PHUMA-LANGA, a dance work produced this September for Heritage Month.  “Phuma Langa” literally means “rise the … Continue reading

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Freud’s Last Session, a review

Freud’s Last Session is one of those plays which is founded on a supposed meeting of two historical people of opposing viewpoints.  In this case the protagonists are Sigmund Freud and CS Lewis. Freud considered religion a mass delusion and … Continue reading

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9/11 disappoints

A flashback to 11 September 2001 and my then boss had just boarded a plane for the USA.  I was living in Swaziland.  The news was full of the terrorist attack/disaster in both Washington and New York, together with the … Continue reading

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Cape Wine Auction raise funds for education

Press release below: The Cape Wine Auction Trust is set to hold its yearly beneficiary workshop on Friday, September 1, at The Retreat, Boschendal Estate with this year’s theme being “Impact through Collaboration”. The annual Cape Wine Auction (CWA), sponsored … Continue reading

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I love it when theatre magic happens, and Francois Theron, the artistic director of the National Children’s Theatre, together with his incredibly talented creative team, is a maker of his own particular brand of theatre magic. The exceptionally clever adaptation … Continue reading

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