Displaying items by tag: Cape Flats

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 20:35

Action Kommandant Now On Showmax

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.

Published in Entertainment News
It's officially the start of our festive holiday season and there will naturally be an influx of visitors to our beautiful city - visitors from other provinces in our country, as well as ones from beyond our borders. Of course we want everyone to feel welcome.
I have decided to provide some help to you, our dear visitors from all over, as you move around our city, attempting to understand the unique language which is spoken in our neck of the woods, as well as for when you try to get to grips with some of our cultural nuances.

Published in Opinions
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:58

The Boy with the Buttons at the Bus-stop

I was huddled at the bus stop, partially sheltered from the South-Easter’s icy fingers, as it fiddled at the crevice of my coat and pinched my cheeks playfully. Ominous clouds hung overhead, heavily pregnant with rain, an imminent birth soon to be unburdened from the heavens.


He appeared as if from nowhere, his expression as innocent as his clothes were threadbare. Dirty blue jeans, scuffed sneakers and a cotton sweater with the buttons done up wrong were his body’s only defence against the elements.

Published in Creative Writing
Friday, 12 July 2019 18:02

The Army That We Really Need

Send in the Army for what, whom and why???? Is the most appropriate army being sent?
 
 
We are traumatised of years and years of abuse, violence, crime and poverty send in an army of social workers, phycologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and trauma counsellers.
Published in Opinions

In response to a recent incident in which he was the victim of police brutality, Cape Town Hip Hop artist K-Nine Die Hond has released a song called 'Fok Die Mapuza' and with its hard-hitting lyrics and dope beat, it is bound to find traction amongst those who have had first-hand experience of being victims of police brutality or who have witnessed an innocent friend or family member being assaulted by police officers.


We know that everybody in a Coloured community knows of someone who was smacked around by a police officer for absolutely nothing.
We also know that blogger Shana Fife sees these assaults as not just a few isolated incidents where police officers became a bit rough with a suspect who was "resisting arrest". 
We asked her for her thoughts on why we have this seemingly widespread problem of some Coloured police officers using unnecessary and disproportionate force when dealing with Coloured citizens who in many cases have not committed any crime at all.

Published in Entertainment News
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:41

Back 2 Basix aeroSOUL ART & Music Expo

The Back 2 Basix event is a collaborative effort between Best of Ekapa Hip Hop, Triple Crown Sound System & Graffiti Artist MAK1. The event focus is on the Graffiti Artist or Spray Can Artist, there will be 5 spray can artists painting live on the day!

Published in Entertainment News
Saturday, 29 December 2018 17:40

Clifton's Sheep in Wolves' Clothes

Kleurlinge... yes that is the only way I feel like describing these adherents of a false consciousness... Kleurlinge losing their minds over a sheep being slaughtered on a beach which they themselves as people are regularly being bullied to vacate and until a few decades ago were not even allowed the privilege to visit or set foot on. 
Published in Opinions
Like most of the people I know, I closely followed the Ellen Pakkies trial via the media as it was happening. However, when all of the dust settled around the outcome of the trial, we simply went on with our lives.
Be warned... Seeing the cinematic depiction of the Ellen Pakkies story will not allow you to simply just go on with your life.
It’s Meant to Change You.
Published in Entertainment News

Ok we have to admit that before Raven Klaasen reached the 2018 Wimbledon Doubles Final we at Bruinou.com had no clue who he is so we're not gonna tell you that glitter-sprinkled lie that claims we were behind him all the way.
Of course the fact that there is a bruinou making an international name for himself and earning great money playing tennis grabbed our attention, so we just had to find out more about him.
Published in Sports News
With almost every other film made on the Cape Flats that end up showing at mainstream cinemas, there is almost always a negative backlash and usually it's even before anyone who is complaining had actually seen it.
Nommer 37 is no different in that there is already a backlash from people who have most certainly not yet seen the film which opens at cinemas on Friday 1 June 2018.
Published in Opinions
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