South Africans as a nation are good at the extraordinary, it’s the ordinary that we are not so good at.

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South Africa: the Good News ‘Good at the extraordinary but not so good at the ordinary’  is a quote from Albie Sachs, the retired Constitutional Court Judge and former activist in the freedom movement.  South Africa always gets notoriously bad press. I think I can safely say that the majority of my guests who have never […]

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32 teams for 2010 Soccer World Cup finalized

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The 32 teams for the 2010 World Cup Finals EUROPE ZONE  England,  Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Serbia , Denmark, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece *France *Portugal *Slovenia *  (* secured a place via the play-off’s.) ASIA ZONE Australia, DPR Korea, Japan, Korean Republic. AFRICA ZONE  South Africa (Hosts), Algeria *Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana. SOUTH AMERICA ZONE:  […]

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Circa: Johannesburg’s Guggenheim

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Circa on Jellicoe – new art gallery The town is a-buzz with its latest architectural and cultural landmark.  Circa, a striking elliptical building on the corner of Jellicoe and Jan Smuts Ave, is the daring project of Mark Read of Everard Read Gallery fame.  Seemingly encased in dark streamlined metal fins, the Gallery space has 3 levels.  […]

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