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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:19

Metrorail Diaries - The New Guy

Amongst all the choas with commuters ransacking stations because of train cancellations, now there are rumours that Metrorail workers are planning to strike.
I thought that they are always on strike and have been striking ever since I can remember. Let's hope that it's just a rumour...
The ticket-verifier at the turnstile stands with her hands in her pockets, the collar of her jacket turned upwards and her head covered in a beany.
She yawns as she gleans over my ticket. I'm not sure whether her eyes are open. I’m not even sure if she is registering the information on the ticket.

Published in Creative Writing

To quote POC, “Ek ken ‘n anne kêrel, van Pêrel se werel…” Sy naam was Jaak. Jaak Spraak.
One of my favourite memories of Jaak was in 2006 during the recording of ‘Kom Op’ for Jitsvinger’s debut album Skeletsleutel at our High Voltage Studio in Woodstock.

It was his first major break outside of Paarl, the first of much collaboration that followed, since everyone in the city wanted to work with him. Maybe because his Afrikaans sounded different, born and bred on the ‘wrong’ side of the Berg River, where the middle finger of Afrikaans proudly stands erected as a monumental reminder of colonial subjugation.

Published in Entertainment News
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 17:12

Die Riel van Hip Hop is For Real

Die Riel van Hip Hop is a celebration of Riel dance and uses Hip Hop to weave stories of language, identity and culture.
It employs multi-media with graphics by the pioneering graffiti artist, Mak1 to imitate the animated story telling style of Riel dance culture.

Published in Entertainment News

History has been made in the Cape Town High Court with a 66 page judgement from Judge Denis Davis and the bench of three. The use and cultivation of the cannabis plant in the privacy of your own home has now been deemed constitutional.

Bruinou.com has never overtly condoned or condemned the use of cannabis but we have always taken a stance that the criminalisation of dagga has had a much more devastatingly negative impact on our society than the use thereof could or can ever have.

Published in In the news
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:03

Metrorail Diaries - A Scary Act

‘Climate Change’; it is a term enjoying prominence in the last decade with Cape Town and its Mediterranean climate being the front-runner of this phenomenon.  
It’s a sunny windless morning with the smell of perfume and cologne trying to overwhelm the senses; each one has its own character and charm.


“Wat klap soe?” a guy asks a group of three friends as the train makes its way to the next station.
“It staan soe” a guy from the group replies.
“Hosh” the first guy replies.
“Gaan ôs soe dala my ma se kin?” another guy asks.
“Aweh ôs staan op haai nomme. ’n Man moet ’n kroon kyk, of wat sê die broese?” another guy in the group interjects, looking at the rest of the group.

Published in Creative Writing
Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:49

Nice Coat & All That Jazz

Tourists from abroad, from other parts of Mzansi and even a large number of Capetonians often only know the city you see in brochures.
Soli Philander takes you on a journey through the Mother City using rhyme and poetry delivered in a conversational style delving into the nitty-gritty of what makes Cape Town an experience that is much more intricate than any brochures can ever do it justice.

Published in Entertainment News

Soli Philander is back on stage doing what he does best. His new show Nice Coat / Lekker Jas runs from 18 to 21 January at 8pm at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg.


So imagine you are a visitor to The Mother City... Somebody has to show you around, give you the lowdown on the locals and the hotspots, and skill you to make the most of your stay in The Beautiful Cape. Soli Philander, his tongue firmly in his cheek, profiles the Cape Town of his experience with all its foibles, flaws and fabulousness.

Published in Entertainment News

Die storie van Boesman Myt is veel meer algemeen as wat mense besef en hoewel 'n mens later agterkom dat haar storie hom eintlik net so oor die twee dekades terug afspeel, hoor ons nog steeds so nou en dan 'n fluisterstorie of ons sien en lees flinkweg 'n klein koerantberiggie oor 'n soortgelyke geval hier op die Kaapsevlaktes.

Denver Lopez vertel die verhaal van een vrou maar Boesman Myt verteenwoordig ook 'n groot getal voorheen-landelike vrouens wie se stories almal as persoonlike geheimpies gedra word sonder om te kla. Baie van hulle het dalk nie onder dieselfde omstandighede in die Kaap beland nie en dalk moes hulle nie alles van dieselfde gruwele verduur nie maar dat hulle met alle soorte beloftes Kaap toe gebring is en dat hulle onmenslike werksomstandighede moes verduur is wat Boesman Myt hulle storie en ja, ook ons almal se storie maak.

Published in Reviews

Nowhere outside of England is the rivalry between fans of Manchester United and Liverpool football clubs as big as it is in Cape Town.
Both teams have official Cape Town supporters clubs endorsed by the clubs in England and whether you love it or hate it, its everywhere and you can't ignore it.

Published in Entertainment News
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:39

Back to School on The Cape Flats

This #Back2School on The Cape Fats video is absolutely hilarious and pokes fun at what some of us actually really deal with in JanYouWorry.
Ivan Willis aka DJ HearinAid of IV Beats who is a Bruinou.com member and one of our regular video content contributors joined up with filmmaker Gershwin Williams  to produce this hilarious skit. This, their first collaboration in the video below, sets a tone for what we can expect from them for the rest of the year.

Published in Kuk Funny!
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