What do these countries have in common with South Africa?

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What’s the connection? What do these countries have in common with South Africa? Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan,  Singapore, Swaziland,  UAE, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe  ….. ……… they all have a Nando’s presence. Nando’s : a uniquely South African brand Recently I had a sudden […]

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Joey and Topthorn at Circa on Jellicoe

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Amazing close-up of our proudly South African War Horses     This week’s pick has to be the exhibition at Circa: Joey and Topthorn – featuring the 2 main puppets from War Horse along with other graphic works and sculptures by the Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Company. Who are Joey and Topthorn? In the […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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The rotten job of the informal recyclers Walking the local neighbourhood on a Monday morning is one of the many times my middle class suburban life is put into perspective. I’m not walking long distances to work I’m not searching smelly dustbins with rotting food and I’m not pulling a hugely heavy trolley (often for […]

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Bienvenue from Thomas

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Entrepreneurship: French speaking tourist guide Several weeks ago I blogged about the importance of the development of entrepreneurs .   Here’s the story of but one. We have many French-speaking guests come to stay at Liz at Lancaster, sent to us by AFS-decouverte, a company specializing in French tours through Southern Africa (thank you Yann).  Many of […]

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Moonlit Night Market at Maboneng Friday 22nd

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Maboneng Precinct: POPArt, a moonlit market and new eateries to try Magician’s show at POPart What marvels, miracles and wizardy I had the pleasure of experiencing yesterday – I went with a friend and her grandchildren to Stuart Lightbody’s matinee magic show Devilish at POPart (a small independent theatre venue in the 12 Decades Hotel […]

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