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Saturday, 21 November 2020 23:56

Having a Business, a Public Persona and NO LIFE

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I haven't really slept last night...
Since early evening, as I was doing my laundry on a clear warm Friday evening that was stunningly perfect for end-of-week sundowners which, mind you, I cannot afford to have, have no way to attend or let alone host, I have been wondering...
Not saying that I would just give up and stop doing what I'm doing, but...

After the murder of owner Glenn Fortune, The Oasis jazz club becomes the centre of a power struggle between two brothers, a scorned widow and an organised crime syndicate.

Skemerdans literally translates to "Dusk Dance" and plays itself out as a dusk-till-dawn depiction of the Cape Flats nightlife and nightclub scene.

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 20:35

Action Kommandant Now On Showmax

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The 2016 film Action Kommandant that tells the story of South African freedom fighter, Ashley Kriel is finally available on Showmax.
Ashley Kriel grew up in a working class family on the Cape Flats and came to be recognized as the icon of South Africa's 1980's youth resistance.
The film is an intimate portrayal of this son, brother and revolutionary who became known as the Che Guevara of Bonteheuwel.

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 11:31

My Personal Assistant Gayle

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Many years ago, I had an assistant named Gayle!
She had her own email address; she booked all of my appointments, kept a diary of to-do stuff, helped me organize the office, you know? Personal Assistant stuff!

Monday, 07 September 2020 10:55

Targets On Coloured Backs

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#JusticeForNathanielJulies and other Coloured Boys With Targets On Their Backs

With the killing of 16 year-old Nathaniel Julies at the hands of police officers, regular Bruinou.com content contributor Angelo C Louw prompts us to take a more critical look at the disproportionately higher occurrences of police brutality that is particularly aimed at Coloured males.


Police gunned a 16-year-old Eldorado Park boy living with Down syndrome with nothing but biscuits in his hand, allegedly because he couldn’t answer them as they interrogated him. Residents say that the officer then dragged him by the neck into the back of a police van, preventing his father from accompanying them to the hospital. When there, police told doctors that he was involved in gang violence.

Perennial Bruinou.com favourites, comedians Dillan Oliphant & Jason Goliath both have their shows ranking in the Top 10 on the Showmax streaming service.

So though you won’t be able to laugh hysterically at their jokes in a crowded comedy club anytime soon, Showmax has stepped into the gap with an ever-growing binge-fest of laughs guaranteed to put a smile on your dial, even in 2020. Here are seven of the top 10 most popular local comedians on Showmax so far this year, in alphabetical order with preview videos of their shows.

Sunday, 19 July 2020 10:58

Fire Causes Huge Loss at Orphanage

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On Saturday morning, 18 July 2020 the Holy Cross Child & Youth Care Centre Orphanage near Belhar cemetery was severely damaged by a fire that unfortunately caused all the children there to lose most of their personal belongings.
 
 
We call on our readers, registered members, followers, partners and friends to please assist the Inspire Network NPO in rendering relief services to the  Holy Cross Orphanage.

What exactly is permitted in Lockdown Level-4 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy?

 

In his address on Thursday 23 April 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the country would implement a partial easing of the current Covid-19 lockdown after April 30, to spare the economy and save jobs.

“Beyond Thursday the 30th of April we will implement a Risk-Adjusted Strategy to take a deliberate and cautious approach to ease lockdown restrictions,” he announced.



“The strategy we take now must be measured and incremental."
Out of the five differentt levels in the Covid-19 National Disaster Risk-Adjusted Strategy South Africa will move from Level-5 to Level-4.

The Word ‘Boesman’ Falls Into The Same Category As The K-word And Must Be Outlawed.
 
The recent racist rant by the ANC mayor of Welkom demonstrates the literal danger of allowing apartheid-era slurs like ‘boesman’ to be used in post-democratic South Africa.  
 
In a video that circulated on social media recently, Welkom Mayor Nkosinjani Speelman used the term “boesman” to describe coloured people during an address to members of the South African National Defence Force ahead of their deployment into communities during the countrywide Covid-19 lockdown.  
Thursday, 02 April 2020 08:14

SA Lockdown Guidelines & Information Infographic

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These Guidelines & Information about the Lockdown that is effective from 23H59 on Thursday 26 March 2020 were obtained from the Official Health Department COVID-19 Website.