ESKOM, the power that should be providing South Africa with electric, has a reputation for its erratic supply. Don Clarke – songwriter, writer, music man, producer and fellow erratic now has another etc after his name – Cartoonist. Load shedding has affected everyone in South Africa at some point. There is no end in sight.
3 September 1935 – 23 February 2019 Africa lost one of her lyrical daughters with the passing of Dorothy Masuka on 23 February 2019. She was 83 and she lived well. The jazz artist, songwriter and activist was a powerhouse. She taught at Boston University and wrote and recorded music right to the end. Her
The murder of civilians by Nkomo’s terrorists and the failure of the world to condemn aviation war crimes continues to baffle reason. The continuing unacceptable hush was dubbed “The Deafening Silence” by the Reverend Da Costa in a Memorial Service. The fate of RH 827 followed similar circumstances to the to that of Air Rhodesia Flight 825 which was
Don Clarke Style South Africa’s Don Clarke wishes you all a loving Valentine’s Day – and himself a happy birthday (Shoo! Get off the stage now, Don!) Anyway – from a very sunny S.A .. Hope you have a day full of love & leisure & …. Oh, and evening full of LIGHT
by Alf Hutchison So many people are displaced in our world today. Reasons vary, but the resulting hurt is universal. My Doctor he once told me, “Alf you have rare blood;”Traces of Kariba blue, and a touch of Gokwe mud.There are traces of the Valley and it’s Tsetse Fly,Malaria bugs swim freely , I cannot
Happy New Year you all. These are challenging times. A happy new year would be novel experience, indeed. Sadly, it’s more likely that this new year will be similar to the last few. Extreme, unsettling, and mixed at best. I intended to look around from here, the middle of January 2019, and comment on the
Brexit Bytes – & Might Bite Hard. Truth lies somewhere between Snobs &Yobs these days. Raucous MPs, twits on Twitter … It’s been a long few weeks. We seem to have collectively lost our ability to insult with any flare. Something must be said about Brexit. I came across this Brexit Byte that makes sense. Over to you, Reza Mirsadeghi. Read Reza Mirsadeghi‘s answer to Why did most working class British voters support Brexit? on Quora
Empangeni, South Africa. 1980s. The Hammerman was climbing through windows & killing people with his weapon of choice. The Hammerman The Hammerman was the talk of town. He was a mystic thing. A legend, a myth – Like the Tokoloshe and other tales, except he was killing our friends and neighbours and the blood he
RHODESIAN THANKSGIVING REMEMBRANCE DAY 11th November Flame lilies grow in the ‘Hondo’ valley, where brave soldiers fought and fell, They witnessed courageous young men fight to the very gates of Hell. Like the crimson poppies of Flanders field, let Rhodesians always recall, We too have a flower of great beauty that witnessed brave Rhodesians fall.
Parents or other adults determine your name, sometimes before you’re even born. You can change it if you like. Your African name is different. It’s inspired by you, yet you have no power over it. Family or Surname Your family or surname links you to your relatives (biological or adopted). It’s predetermined. It links you
Don’t Sell a Lie for Votes – AKA MR RAMAPHOSA – AKA President x or PM Y News is trickier to untangle than my crochet wool. Surface news, fake news & 3 mystic triplets that may or not run the world got a bit much I just switched off. It’s hard living in a cocoon. Despite
Rhodesian Remembrance is observed at the annual July Braai, an event hosted by the Rhodesian Pioneer Club (UK). It took place on 29 July this year. The Rhodesian remembrance service included an understated talk that is far too topical in the world today. It was more “Now we” than “When we”. It touched on topics like
Culture is Good. Nationalism is Bad. Now you have caught up on your culture cues ….It’s all change. Culture risks becoming CULT – YOUR. (or Your Cult – for people who speak languages that run in straight lines). Diverse cultures were often misunderstood. This caused problems until cultures blended. Many forgot their root cultures for
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Zuma Has Fallen Zexit has hogged the headlines in Africa ever since power was pried from the clutches of President Robert Mugabe & President Zuma took centre stage. Time might move slowly in Africa – But change can happen in the twinkling of an eye – Or at least as fast as Don Clarke can write a
Via Satellite This weeks news has certainly been a mixed bag. I went on to Twitter to escape the storm of ‘isms that has dominated world media of late. I was reminded that it was 45 years ago today that Elvis Presley broadcast his performance Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite live to the world. When I say the