As the South African Rooibos Council fights to prevent French company Compagnie de Trucy from trademarking the name ‘rooibos’, I say let’s give our Gallic adopted neighbours the bird. A big blue one.
The human tendency to gravitate towards ‘people like us’ is undisputed and well documented. But the scope of diversity is such that one individual could, according to the ‘two people’ logic, be several hundred people at any one time.
Coming from the ‘small village’, as my colleague calls it, of Port Elizabeth, you never get the opportunity to see a Rolls Royce in the metal, and certainly not a dealership full of them!
Going to be so funny to watch this tyke texting and twittering, and with Harry for an uncle, life will certainly not be boring
After six months of travelling in Central American humidity, I couldn’t have been more excited to land at London Heathrow. Butterflies leaped inside me as the thought of warm water, laundry and cooler air; leaving my hair to stay in the positions I intended it to. It all awaited me.
Ernie Els takes the lead as South Africa’s highest-earning sportsman, with professional golfers stealing the top spots alongside rugby and cricket stars playing for foreign clubs.
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When I was a child I vividly recall feeling quite confident that there were two designs when it came to teeth. Some people sported the traditional version – 32 neat little squares – while others were blessed with one single cutting-edge design. I knew this to be true because I watched Heidi. Please refer to […]
THE ANTIQUARIAN | Christening Gifts Fit for Royalty: Silver is a traditional gift for a newborn baby – and is also well known for its antimicrobial properties perfect for the making of eating utensils, thus the saying “born with a silver spoon in your mouth” reflects the perceived social standing of the child’s family
You have to laugh at the Londoners around you when the temperature soars. All bouncy in the morning, singing ‘Oh what a beautiful morning’ as they jump on their bicycles or walk briskly to the underground. Poor fools, just give it a few hours. Evening time and our tiny balconies are littered with corpses, finally having succumbed to the wilting of the day.
THE ANTIQUARIAN | The quaint South African town of Franschhoek celebrates Bastille Day in mid July.
Op 23 Augustus 1998 het ek die eerste keer haar ritme gevoel, en alhoewel dit aanvanklik beroerd met ons dansery gegaan het, kon ek later netjies inval by haar skoffelbewegings. En nou is dit tyd om my voor te berei vir my laaste wals met haar…
…I feel a need to apologise to you (an apology you will never read or hear but that does not matter) for the unpleasant attention forced on you at this time.
Niagara Falls lit up blue or red, depending on whether George III’s latest descendant is male or female. Is this the land of the Free?
THE ANTIQUARIAN | Icons such as Nelson Mandela have focussed the spotlight on our country and many people want to own a piece of our miracle nation.
The Nobel Peace Prize is probably Nelson Mandela’s most notable award, but did you know that the South African struggle icon has received more than 250 awards? Here are 10 of the most prestigious.
For me, the tears that have surprised me over my cornflakes as I watch breakfast TV updates on his condition, are very real indeed. They stem from a love of my country but also from a very personal experience of meeting Mr Mandela. From that moment on, Nelson Mandela wasn’t just an anti-apartheid hero, a former president, or a Nobel prize winner, he was someone whose hands I had held. He was MY Mandela.
Our list of the ten wealthiest women in South Africa includes property mogul Pam Golding, Agang founder Dr Mamphela Ramphele and retail leader Wendy Ackerman.
THE ANTIQUARIAN | Billed as the world’s greatest museum of art and design, the V&A museum houses more than four and a half million objects. I visit this museum every time I am in London and am always impressed by the various specialist exhibitions that they put on.
This brings me to the subject of America’s niceness. I have been quite startled by the manners my American friends and their parents and everyone in the service industry shows me. People are bright, quick, efficient and very polite, but the wattage of their smiles can begin to be unsettling.
Are we allowed to indulge in a little fantasy time on holiday?
PIETER-DIRK UYS | Go for it, Julius Malema. If we do our homework, we will be ready for whatever you unleash on us.
Howletts Wildpark, daar waar diere nog saakmaak en teruggestuur word na Afrika.
Nipple pink Range Rover. It could only belong to one person. Maybe the number plate ‘KP 11 HOT’ will give it away. No? None other than Katie Price, aka Jordan, aka the woman who makes the most money in England out of having fake breasts, reality TV shows and a permanent Oros complexion.
THE ANTIQUARIAN | ‘Masterpiece London 2013’ is rated as the top fair in the summer season.