Category Archives: South Africa

Forde’s biography of Malema and the closing of Boekehuis

Yesterday Boekehuis hosted Mark Gevisser, Mbeki’s biographer, in conversation with Fiona Forde, Malema’s biographer. Mark engaged Fiona to expand on some of the issues raised in her biography of Malema: ‘An Inconvenient Youth’. An informed, informative, measured and fascinating interchange followed. Forde’s take is that it is not over till the fat man sings, (my label […]

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Watch the evening sky over the next couple of weeks

Watch Mercury overtaking Venus early evenings this week  As it starts to get dark, look over to the west for the very bright “evening star” – Venus.  Venus is so bright it can be seen in twilight. As the earth turns you will see:  * Mercury appearing as a relatively bright ‘star’ below left of Venus […]

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Remembering this day in history

9th August 1956 : see by

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Eating out in Joburg: Afro-fusion

One of my favourite restaurants is Little Addis in Maboneng. Delicious platters of a selection of traditional Ethiopian dishes are served with injera (soft spongy what ‘bread’) which functions as knife, fork and spoon.  280 Fox St +27 82 683 8675; Open 12.30 to 21.00 except Sunday evenings and Mondays. Abisinya in Kensington.   Chef-patronne Amsale […]

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