Tag Archives: South Africa

Double Standards

I find it deeply disturbing when a country who has the gift of the Mandela legacy denies entry to the Dalai Lama and welcomes with open arms Omar Al- Bashir, the author of genocide in the Sudan, and then helps … Continue reading

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An Earth Tremor

An extremely strong tremor shook our country yesterday. Many felt it, but strangely enough there were many others who didn’t. I was one of the latter.Twitter was alive with responses and so was our local radio station. I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Reflections on Nelson Mandela – 2

Nelson Mandela in his long walk to freedom transcended all cultural, gender, racial, political and religious affiliation. That’s why he was able to bring a unity and a oneness the scale of which is incredibly rare in our world. In … Continue reading

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St Lucia – Place of Dreams

We’ve just got back from St Lucia which lies about 220 Kilometres North of Durban on the East Coast of South Africa. The area around the village has been declared a World Heritage Site. Had a wonderful four days there. … Continue reading

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When Right is Wrong and Wrong is Right

The other day I stopped at a stop sign and the driver behind me hooted and hooted (blew on his horn) at me. You see, in South Africa stopping at a stop sign is no longer the thing to do. … Continue reading

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From My Sketchbook 10

Two South African landscapes I did in water colour. The South African landscape is vast and spacious. It’s like there’s room for everything and everyone. The sad thing for me is that this vastness and spaciousness doesn’t always enter the … Continue reading

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From My Sketch Book – 4

For years our lives in South Africa were fragmented and divided. As a nation we¬†know only too well that our future lies in our young people. Everything has to be done to protect them from those destructive “isms” racism, nationalism, … Continue reading

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