Saturday, 21 November 2020 23:56

Having a Business, a Public Persona and NO LIFE

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

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.

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

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.
I'm so excited! We're going to see Charlize's Angles tomorrow!
It's going to be shown in the Botanical Gardens. Apparently you get Angles in Botany too. It's called an Axil.
Something to do with the angle at which a new branch grows from another branch...
Anyways... That probably doesn't even fit into any of this...


What I'm really excited about is that I will finally get to see the mystical Hypotenuse Plant growing in its natural state.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 13:37

Reconciliation Day is a Misnomer

I am convinced that Reconciliation Day in our current understanding is not contributing to making South Africa a better place for all of us who live in it. 
It is a misnomer.
 
 
Go look up the words Reconciliation; Reconcile; Conciliation; Conciliate, then place them in the context of words like Forgiveness; Pardoning; Absolution; Exoneration.

Clearly the onus for the Reconciliation we are expected to celebrate on Reconciliation Day is solely placed on the aggrieved with a far much higher expectation of Forgiveness but there is very little to almost absolutely no speak of Repentance.
Something is missing.
 
 
The words which need to have as great a focus as all the above need to be Contrition; Atonement; Penitence; Remorse and a willingness to not only participate in symbolic acts but make real sacrifices in efforts towards Restitution; Penance; Expiation and Recompense.
 
 
When ALL of the above are not equally focused on, Reconciliation Day is just a symbolic farce to placate those who are not truly interested in building a South African Nation where Real Equality exists.
 
 
In our personal lives, we at times seek forgiveness from people who we have wronged, sometimes deeply so.

Can we honestly expect them to forgive us if we are not truly remorseful and contrite?
Yes often people actually do forgive us when we have wronged them, but it does not mean we can expect them to continue treating us as if we did nothing wrong. If we are not truly contrite, can we honestly say that there was reconciliation between us?
 
 
Forgiveness is a gift from one person to another whether the guilty party shows contrition or not.
Reconciliation however cannot stand on forgiveness alone.
 

It requires a lot of effort from both the aggrieved to be accommodating and the aggressor to show regret and make willing sacrifices towards recompense.
 
 
We need to change the mindset among our compatriots that this 'washing of their hands in innocence' is not helping and that seeking Real Reconciliation which Requires a Willingness to Participate in Restitution, is Not an act of vengeance or a form of punishment.
It is the stuff that Real Reconciliation is made of.
Friday, 01 November 2019 11:15

GUTTED - The Fight of Kalk Bay Fishers

A new documentary about how harmful industrial fishing is destroying fishing communities in the Western Cape took the runner-up award at the International 1-Minute Film Festival in Cape Town last week.

The online documentary by Greenpeace, called GUTTED: THE FIGHT OF KALK BAY FISHERS, focuses on the Kalk Bay fishing community. It explores how laws favouring the industrialisation of fishing in South Africa have not only changed the socioeconomic situation of these communities, but also, the once vibrant and community-centric culture.

When Eerste River mom Carmen Snyders and her son Carter (5) visited Zebro's in Zevenwacht Mall on Sunday to buy him his favourite hot chips, she ended up leaving the fast food outlet in tears.
We spoke to both Carmen Snyders and a representative of Zebros about the incident which has taken social media by storm.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:12

Danya's Care Pack Drive 2019

The second edition of Danya's Care Pack Drive aims to have an even bigger impact than the successful event held in 2018.
Of course we at Bruinou.com are always eager to get y'all involved when someone like Danya Goosen runs a great initiatives like this.


We asked Danya to explain the main aim and details of her Care Pack Drive which she now hosts as an annual event.
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