I haven’t written here for so long that I shudder to think what traction this will get, never the less I guess I write this more to get it out of me than anything else. I’ve been reading so many articles and ‘open letters’ and comments on social media to presidents to countrymen and to … Continue reading Its time to accept the truth South Africa . . .
I’ve been thinking a lot about what will happen to South Africa, I guess when you move away from home for a while you start wondering if it’s the right place to go back to. For as long as I’ve been alive SA has been on ‘a knife edge’ according to most people. It could … Continue reading What is to become of South Africa . . .
I wrote previously about this story and my views on it but since returning to China this tragedy has disturbed and irritated me beyond expectation. From stepping back into China the first question people ask me about my trip home is, firstly, if I survived and secondly ‘what is the story with this pitos, pistorus, … Continue reading Why Oscar’s story is sad for every South African . . .
I wrote a piece a while ago about how when you buy something it should be evaluated based on how it makes you feel rather than any other superficial reason. I had the privilege of heading to Bali as the summer slowly slips away in my part of the world! Firstly it is simply one of … Continue reading The soul of a country is what gives me hope for South Africa . . .
Last week the auditor general brought out a report on the last financial year and the way our government managed the funds. Now as taxpayers, if you didn’t know, we have a vested interest in this report. You see you give a portion of your salary (well maybe you don’t you tax evading bitch!) to … Continue reading South Africans scare the *&$% out of me sometimes . . .
South Africa is a tough place to live, if you are honest. Don’t get me wrong, we love it and the lifestyles great but the truth is there are so many problems in this place that unless you try and block it out you tend to want to slash your wrists most of the time. … Continue reading Hold fast to small victories South Africa . . .
I was recently sent this text written by Jonathen Jansen – I’m not entirely sure the context but I thought it an amazing note – have a read . . . My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing. It is the white … Continue reading My South Africa . . .
. . . It’s funny, I used to be a massive cricket supporter! I used to be one of those kids who would watch every ball of a 5 day test when I was on holiday and whenever they would break for tea or drinks or lunch I’d go outside and PLAY cricket in the … Continue reading Why I hate South African cricket . . .
The second I arrived in Mumbai it quite literally blew my mind! I’ve been privileged to travel to many countries in my short life but so far I cannot find one that has been so exceptionally different / interesting in every respect. Now I could go on for paragraphs about this place and what I’ve … Continue reading Wake up South Africa!
A few years ago i found out FRESHLY GROUND were nominated for an MTV music award and i began writing an email to every person i had in my address book at that time convincing them to vote! When they won on that great night to show the world that the tip of Africa is … Continue reading As a SOUTH AFRICAN read this, pass this on and make sure everyone you know VOTES for the pride this gave us!
Now before you read this article let me put it into context – i travel roughly 200 – 250 days a year. If you have seen UP IN THE AIR you know how i feel (well to be fair i dont fire people everywhere) so when i start analysing one airline to another please understand … Continue reading @British_Airways vs SAA: The tale of a sad South African!
I think these two may actually be the coolest couple on the planet so to use them with the backdrop of South Africa to promote LV is a superb idea! How did they get the infinitely genius and humanitarian Bono to sell his soul you ask – well not only did he ‘sell his soul’ but it … Continue reading Bono + Ali + South African = New Louis Vuitton advert!
You may have seen how we reported on MTN making it onto Manchester Uniteds website as an official sponsor – well hot on the heels SPURS have just announced their new sponsor and low and behold another South African company is hitting big! The two-year shirt sponsorship, effective from Season 2010/2011, will see the Investec brand feature on the Tottenham Hotspur shirts … Continue reading Spurs go South African!
It’s quite clear at the moment that we’re proud South Africans at STM. With that pride and patriotism comes the realisation that we’re not perfect and have many flaws. One of them being the terrible music that is loved by a relatively large number of people. I came across this prime example today and thought … Continue reading A downside to South Africa