Uys has made me cry many times over the years, often with laughter – not always. A razor-sharp satirist, with or without eyelashes.
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.
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
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
Grass is Legal in South Africa The news burnt through the headlines. It’s legal to grow & smoke dagga. Like most facts of our times, this is true, but not quite. Judge Davis with two other judges concurring found that laws prohibiting the use of cannabis and the possession, purchase & cultivation of it in private
African Dreams and Initiatives I have been away from Africa for too long, I blinked & missed the exciting growth & initiatives that seem to be sprouting, budding & colonising land where only despair once lived. While I writing an earlier article about hail in Limpopo, the research quickly drew my attention to community
Water shortages in Zambia & Zimbabwe might just be helped by ritual The countries of the Zambezi have experienced wars, corruption, bad governance, tough economic times, & all of the evils that come with prolonged poverty. Now water shortages in Zambia & Zimbabwe are bringing power cuts, reducing access to clean drinking water, & affecting everyone,