Zapiro gives talk on his cartoons

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Zapiro’s The Last Sushi  South Africa’s public figures and political area has always been a rich source for Zapiro’s biting satire and the events of 2011 have been no exception.  This year’s Zapiro, The Last Sushi, will be  on sale at Exclusive Books Hyde Park on Tuesday November 16th. Zapiro will  present his cartoons and give […]

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Soccer works its magic again

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Local Game at Soccer City Two Australian guests staying here at Liz at Lancaster were determined to see Soccer City and to experience a local game. The Chiefs/Pirates match on Saturday night gave them the perfect opportunity.  They booked their tickets and set off to Soweto, Richard supporting the Chiefs and Pippa wearing a Pirates bandanna.  […]

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Gotta love the cheek and humour of South African advertising. See Nando’s latest

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NANDO’S CHEEKY HUMOUR Nando’s have long been known for their topical ads whose cheeky and often subversive humour poke fun and  ruffle feathers (an appropriate analogy for a fast food restaurant  chain specializing in chicken).  Their latest one is another classic: Free Nando’s for Mexico – if they lose Prior to yesterday’s game, Nando’s  was offering the Mexican football team […]

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Steuart Pennington’s take on whether sport can help change attitudes: The Blue Bulls in Soweto

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Our transformation challenge: The Blue Bulls show the way! By Steuart Pennington in South Africa     The Good News Newsletter    no 263 01   June 2010 “It just shows how far we have come as a nation” were Victor Matfield’s final words as he reflected on the Bulls semi-final  in Orlando Stadium, having said earlier “Hearing vuvuzelas […]

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Talk the talk: A-Z of South African slang

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South Africanese at it’s most expressive Vivienne Hambly guardian.co.uk, Friday 26 February 2010 writes:    Don’t know your babbelas from your tekkies? Learn how to make yourself understood at the World Cup 2010 with our indispensible guide: Drawing from 11 official languages – with English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans – being the most dominant, South Africa’s […]

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Even Solly’s Trolley is Flying the Flag

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A familiar sight in the Johannesburg Parks Region Carnival- float meets Christmas -Tree meets Giant- Flower- Arrangement.  Driving around ‘the Parks’ (greater Rosebank), I often see the amazing technicolour cart decorated with everything that glitters, shimmers and  flutters.  Yesterday I stopped to meet the creator .. Solly .. who proudly told me the history of his trolley. As far back […]

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